Héma-Québec releases its 2004–2005
Montréal, October 11, 2005 – After seven years of existence,
Héma-Québec is proud to release the summary of its major accomplishments in 2004–2005. Five performance indicators guide the organization through its projects, namely: human resources, supply adequacy and safety, customer service, and efficiency.
In 2004–2005, more than 300,364 blood donors, including 23,314 first-time donors, participated in the 3,000 or so blood drives held throughout Québec. All donations were analysed and processed in order to provide hospitals with 424,954 labile products, including packed red blood cells, platelets, plasma products and cryoprecipitate.
The Annual Report also sums up the other two lines of products Héma-Québec is responsible for: human tissues and hematopoietic stem cells.
"The collective blood supply belongs to Quebecers. In this report, we proudly present the population with the fruits of our work. Héma-Québec could not fulfill its mission without its donors, volunteers, partners and staff members," stated Dr. Francine Décary, the organization's Chief Executive Officer.
Héma-Québec serves 88 hospitals and counts on the participation of more than 16,000 volunteers, some 1,500 blood drive organizing committees and 1,326 employees working in its Saint-Laurent and Québec facilities. The Annual Report is available on the Internet at this address: www.hema-quebec.qc.ca.
Created in September 1998, Héma-Québec's mission is to efficiently provide adequate quantities of safe, optimal blood components, substitutes and human tissues to meet the needs of all Quebecers; and to provide and develop expertise and services, along with specialized and innovative products, in the fields of transfusion medicine and human tissue transplantation.
– 30 –