Products and services

Products and services

Héma-Québec provides stem cells on a local, national and international basis. Services include the coordination of all of the steps involved in the request for stem cells, from the initial search through to donation.

Héma-Québec offers services related to the search for compatible donors and cord blood units.

For questions concerning the Stem Cell Donor Registry, call 514-832-1031 or write to

To request a search, fax a completed form to 514-832-0266.

Click here to go to the form download page.

Héma-Québec oversees the collection and coordination of bone marrow and peripheral stem cells from unrelated donors, in conjunction with Enfant-Jésus and Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospitals. Héma-Québec also provides donor management and support services.

For more information, call 438-863-4214 or write to

Héma-Québec collects, processes, analyzes and stores:

  • donated autologous peripheral stem cells;
  • directed cord blood donations;
  • cord blood donated to the Public Cord Blood Bank.

The Public Cord Blood Bank establishes strict qualification criteria to protect recipient safety and ensure only the best cord blood units are used.

After units have been screened, they are processed and the stem cells are kept in vats containing vapour-phase nitrogen. When a unit is selected for transplant purposes, a sample is retyped and tested for hematopoietic colony-forming potential to confirm its regenerative properties.

For more information, call 514-832-1031 or write to

Héma-Québec offers specialized HLA typing analysis for related and unrelated patients and donors. It also provides HLA typing services to hospitals for research and diagnosis purposes.

To reach the Leuco-Platelet Immunology (HLA) Laboratory, call 1-888-666-4362, ext. 6300, or 514-832-5000, ext. 6300.