Press Releases

  • This holiday season, Share a unique gift

    Give blood. Give life.

    Montreal, December 1st 2008

    Héma-Québec invites all Quebecers to give blood during its holiday season campaign, Share a unique gift. Give blood. Give life., which will be ongoing from December 1st 2008 to January 11th 2009. A simple gift of blood can help save up to four lives.

  • Mrs. Suzanne Rémy, recipient of the Quebec Business Women’s award 2008

    Montreal, October 17, 2008

    Mrs. Suzanne Rémy, Héma-Québec’s Vice-President, Quality and Standards, was the recipient of the Quebec Business Women’s award in the category executive or professional, public or parapublic agency, during the event’s 8th annual gala held last Wednesday and organized by the Réseau des femmes d’affaires du Québec.


    Héma-Québec and the Canadian Hemophilia Society Remember… and Turn a Watchful Eye to the Future

    Montreal, October 9, 2008

    In 2007, the Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) has launched a program to commemorate the tainted blood tragedy... lest we forget.

  • The Knights of Columbus and Blood Donation: Rallying to One Cause

    Montreal, October 8, 2008

    Héma-Québec President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Francine Décary, congratulates the Order of the Knights of Columbus of Québec, recipient of a prestigious international award for its extraordinary contribution to the blood donation cause, awarded by the AABB (Advancing Transfusion and Cellular Therapies Worldwide), a prominent association in the field of blood, blood products, stem cells and transfusion medicine.

  • Héma-Québec celebrates ten years of giving life!

    Montréal, September 28, 2008

    On September 28, 1998, Héma-Québec took over from the Red Cross as the organization in charge of blood management in Québec, in the framework of the mandate given to it by Québec’s Minister of Health and Social Services. Ten years later, the decision stands.

  • This summer, go short-sleeved! Héma-Québec would like to remind that the need for blood doesn’t stop for summer vacation

    Montréal, July 14, 2008

    As part of the Go short-sleeved this summer campaign launched on June 16, Héma-Québec is calling on everyone’s generosity to maintain the province’s blood reserve at sufficient levels, even during the summer vacation season.

  • Dr. Francine Décary made an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec

    Québec City, June 18, 2008

    Héma-Québec President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Francine Décary has been made an officer of the Ordre national du Québec by Québec’s Premier Jean Charest. The Ordre is the highest distinction awarded by the Government of Québec, and was presented at a ceremony held at the Parliament building in Québec City.


    Québec City, June 16, 2008

    It is with much joy that the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec (CHUQ) and Héma-Québec announce that it is now possible for future mothers who give birth at the CHUQ’s Centre mère-enfant in Québec City to register with the Public Cord Blood Bank. This participation will also soon be available to clients giving birth at the Saint-François-d’Assise Hospital (CHUQ). Previously considered organic waste, the blood contained in the umbilical cord can now be used as a significant source of stem cells. Cord blood transplants can help counter malfunctioning bone marrow stem cells responsible for the production of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

  • A Terrific Sharing Chain!

    Montréal, June 9, 2008

    As part of the very first edition of National Blood Donor Week, taking place June 9 to 15, 2008, Héma-Québec wants to remind everyone of the importance of giving blood and thank all the people who contribute to blood donation.

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