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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.


Human Tissue: A Regional First in Québec

Saguenay, December 9, 2021 – A new partnership has been created between Héma-Québec and the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean in the area of human tissue.


The Medal of the National Assembly of Québec is presented to Héma-Québec

Montréal, November 18, 2021 – The Government of Québec presented yesterday the Medal of the National Assembly to Nathalie Fagnan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Héma-Québec.


National blood donor week: Reopening and summer days lead to a slowdown in appointments to donate blood

Montréal, June 14, 2021 — Relaxed health restrictions and warm summer temperatures are leading to fewer appointments to donate blood and plasma. But the need for blood products never slows down. Héma-Québec is launching an appeal to healthy individuals who want to donate blood or plasma to act now and throughout the summer.


Auditor General’s Recommendations–Héma-Québec commits to optimizing its management

Montréal, June 2, 2021–Héma-Québec has taken stock of the report of the Auditor General of Québec, made public today, and fully welcomes the recommendations made. In the next few years, Héma-Québec will work diligently on behalf of Quebecers to maintain the excellence and growth of its essential services.