Man who had sex with a man - Change to the eligibility criterion for giving blood starting June 3, 2019
Montréal, May 8, 2019 – Health Canada has responded favorably to requests submitted by Héma-Québec and the Canadian Blood Services and reduced the temporary exclusion period for donating blood for man who had sex with a man (MSM). Within a few weeks, the 12-month exclusion will be reduced to a period of three months following the last sexual contact between a man and another man. This change will apply both in Québec and in the other Canadian provinces.
National Organ and Tissue Donor Week–The CHUM and Héma-Québec join forces to increase the number of human tissue donors
Montréal, April 26, 2019 – Consenting to donate organs to save lives is also consenting to donate tissues to improve the quality of life of many people. National Organ and Tissue Donor Week, which is under way until April 27, is an opportunity for Héma-Québec and the CHUM to highlight their joint efforts to increase the number of human tissue donations and to explain their importance.
Nathalie Fagnan Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Héma-Québec
Montréal, January 30, 2019–Martine Carré, chair of the board of directors of Héma-Québec, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathalie Fagnan, CPA, CA, as president and chief executive officer of Héma-Québec. Ms. Fagnan officially assumes her duties today.
New GLOBULE Blood Donor Centre opens in Québec City
Québec City, August 29, 2018 – Today marks the opening of the new GLOBULE Blood Donor Centre in the Lebourgneuf district and Héma-Québec is taking advantage of the occasion to raise awareness among residents of the Québec City region about the importance of donating blood. The goal is to welcome 450 blood donors a week and to collect some 23,000 donations a year.
International Award Bestowed on Héma-Québec’s Medical Director
Montréal, July 25, 2018 – On the occasion of the 35th International Congress of the ISBT (International Society of Blood Transfusion), June 2-6 in Toronto, Dr. Pierre Robillard was honoured with the ISBT Award for his outstanding contribution to transfusion medicine nationally and internationally.
A GLOBULE Blood Donor Centre is opening its doors–500 blood donors sought every week in Quartier Lebourgneuf
Québec City, June 12, 2018 – To meet the growing demand for certain blood products, Héma-Québec has announced the opening of a second blood donor centre in the Québec City region: the GLOBULE in Quartier Lebourgneuf.
10th annual National Blood Donor Week–Give Blood. Give Life.
Montréal, June 11, 2018–From June 11 to 17, Héma-Québec marks the 10th annual National Blood Donor Week. It is an opportunity for the organization to remind that every day, at least 1000 blood donations are needed to maintain the reserve to an optimal level.
Héma-Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank Program expands–Mother’s milk donors needed in Saguenay
Saguenay, June 6, 2018—The Héma-Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank is starting a project in Saguenay aiming to recruit 80 donors on a yearly basis, to meet the growing demand for mother’s milk for very premature infants.
Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank Able to Support More Premature Babies with Help from an Unlikely Partner: Toyota
Montréal, May 10, 2018–Moms are the everyday heroes whose superpower often goes unnoticed–especially when the life of a fragile premature newborn is at risk. That’s why organizations like Héma-Québec do what they can to support mothers who need that extra ounce of courage. And when Toyota was told they could help multiply the important work being done, they seized the opportunity.
Héma-Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank Program expands–Mother’s milk donors needed in Gatineau
Gatineau, April 27, 2018–The Héma-Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank is starting a project in Gatineau aiming to recruit 80 donors on a yearly basis, to meet the growing demand for mother’s milk for very premature infants.
Consent to Organ and Tissue Donation–Now is the Time to Act
Québec City, April 23, 2018–Héma-Québec is teaming up with Transplant Québec and the Régie de l’assurance maladie during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, April 22 to 28, to invite everyone who supports the cause to indicate his or her donor consent.