500th blood and plasma donation - Héma-Québec pays tribute to an outstanding donor

Montréal, Québec, March 25, 1999 - HÉMA-QUÉBEC thanks Émile Paquet on his 500th blood and plasma donation. Through his generosity, Émile Paquet of Québec City has given hope to thousands of patients.

Mr. Paquet will soon be hanging up his donor's mantle after he celebrates his 71st birthday. In addition to being a regular donor, Mr. Paquet is a plasma donor recruitment volunteer and helps write the Info Plasma newsletter.

The entire community owes Mr. Paquet a debt of gratitude. HÉMA-QUÉBEC wishes to pay tribute by marking this occasion.

Journalists can meet Mr. Paquet after he gives blood today at around 12:45 PM, at 2535 Laurier Blvd. in Sainte-Foy.