Press releases 2023
- Plasmavie of Trois-Rivières celebrates its tenth anniversary
Montreal, December 1, 2023
Yesterday, the Plasmavie of Trois-Rivières celebrated its tenth anniversary. The event brought together in a festive atmosphere Dany Carpentier, the municipal councillor from the La-Vérendrye district of Trois-Rivières, members of the executive committee, the board of directors, and several branches of Héma-Québec, staff and volunteers of the Centre, as well as donors, recipients and partners.
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease-related exclusion criteria to be lifted for blood product donation
Montréal, November 22, 2023
On Monday, December 4, 2023, thousands of people will become eligible over night to donate blood products. That’s right: Health Canada has authorized Héma-Québec to remove potential exposure to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) from its list of blood product donation exclusion criteria.
- First anniversary of the Héma-Québec Donor Centre in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Montreal, November 10, 2023
The first anniversary of the Héma-Québec Donor Centre in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville was celebrated yesterday. The event – held in the presence of Ludovic Grisé Farand, Mayor of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville – had a festive atmosphere and brought together members of the executive committee and board of directors, members of a number of branches of Héma-Québec, staff and volunteers from the Centre, as well as donors and partners.
- Innovation: Héma-Québec launches a virtual reality tool
Montréal, October 25, 2023
As part of the initiatives marking its 25th anniversary, Héma-Québec is launching a virtual reality experience today aimed at reducing the public’s apprehensions about donating blood. Because a lack of knowledge about the process is among the biggest obstacles to donating, the organization turned to the Québec firm OVA to run an immersive pilot project, deployed in some donation centres and during recruitment activities across the province.
- Motion unanime de l’Assemblée nationale au sujet du don d’organes et de tissus humains (French only)
Montréal, October 24, 2023
- Héma-Québec releases 2022–2023 annual report
Montréal, October 23, 2023
Héma-Québec’s 2022–2023 Annual Report is now publicly available on the organization’s website. Héma-Québec is proud to mark another year of continued success in its mission to efficiently meet the needs of the Québec population for quality blood and other biological products of human origin.
- Héma-Québec and the Canadian Organ and Tissue Donors Association (CODA) honour donors
Montréal, October 20, 2023
Héma-Québec is proud to participate in the ceremony organized by the CODA to commemorate Québec’s organ and tissue donors. The 30th edition of this important gathering, which was held this morning, is an ideal opportunity to highlight the generosity and altruism of those whose donations have helped change many people’s lives. Their loved ones, a few hundred of whom were gathered today for the ceremony, have a lot to be proud of!
- Nathalie Fagnan awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s medal
Montreal, October 19, 2023
The Honourable J. Michel Doyon, Lieutenant Governor of Québec, awarded the exceptional merit medal to Héma-Québec President and Chief Executive Officer Nathalie Fagnan during a ceremony held at the Héma-Québec office in Quebec City today.
- Héma-Québec celebrates its 25th anniversary
Montréal, September 28, 2023
Exactly 25 years ago, on September 28, 1998, the Québec government created Héma-Québec, which became the exclusive supplier for blood products and medications manufactured from plasma for people in the province.
- The need for blood and blood products is not taking a vacation this summer!
Montreal, June 11, 2023
Héma-Québec is taking advantage of National Blood Donor Week, which runs from June 12 to 18, to invite blood donors and all healthy people who haven’t yet tried the experience to take action now, throughout the summer.
- National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week–Talk to Your Loved Ones!
Montréal, April 23, 2023
National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week is April 23 to 29, and Héma-Québec is taking the opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of indicating your consent to be a donor by signing your health insurance card or joining one of the official registries. Once you’ve done this, don’t forget to let your loved ones know your wishes!
- The agreement in principle between Héma-Québec and its nurses and practical nurses in Québec (affiliated with the CSN) is unanimously ratified
Montréal, March 20, 2023
Héma-Québec is pleased to announce that the agreement in principle reached on March 16 with the Syndicat des infirmières et infirmières auxiliaires d'Héma-Québec (CSN) was ratified today by all members present at the general assembly.
- Héma-Québec and its nurses and practical nurses in Québec (affiliated with the CSN) sign an agreement in principle
Montréal, March 17, 2023
Héma-Québec is pleased to announce that an agreement in principle was reached on March 16 with the Syndicat des infirmières et infirmières auxiliaires d'Héma-Québec (CSN). Said agreement in principle will be put to a vote at the meeting scheduled for March 19.