Starting December 4 – All types of blood donation will be more inclusive

Héma-Québec is very happy that Health Canada has decided to extend the use of a gender-neutral questionnaire to all types of blood donations. This new measure, effective December 4, will make blood and platelet donations much more inclusive.

The blood supply is low: Héma-Québec needs 500 more donations per week this summer

Montréal, July 13, 2022 — The arrival of the 7th wave of COVID-19 this summer has led Héma-Québec to issue an urgent appeal to blood donors and those who have never donated before to roll up their sleeves.

A call to give blood for the first time: 1,400 new blood donors in June

June 1st, 2022 – In order to maintain an adequate and sufficient supply of blood products for the upcoming summer, Héma-Québec is launching the 3 x 1 Challenge. The idea? Make a first blood donation between June 1st and July 1st.

Héma-Québec is experiencing an unusually high rate of cancelled appointments

Montréal, April 6, 2022 – In recent days, the number of people in Québec cancelling or not showing up for their appointment to give blood has doubled. In the week of March 28 alone, this led to 800 fewer donations than the anticipated goal of almost 5,500 donations. And the trend is continuing well into this week.

Eligibility criteria for plasma donation by men who have sex with men: historic change in Québec

Montréal, March 25, 2022 – This coming fall, plasma donation will become more inclusive in Québec, without affecting the safety of recipients. This change, which will allow a greater number of men who have sex with men to be able to donate plasma, is the result of a decision by Health Canada following a request by Héma-Québec in 2021.