International Award Bestowed on Héma-Québec’s Medical Director
Montréal, July 25, 2018 – On the occasion of the 35th International Congress of the ISBT (International Society of Blood Transfusion), June 2-6 in Toronto, Dr. Pierre Robillard was honoured with the ISBT Award for his outstanding contribution to transfusion medicine nationally and internationally.
A GLOBULE Blood Donor Centre is opening its doors–500 blood donors sought every week in Quartier Lebourgneuf
Québec City, June 12, 2018 – To meet the growing demand for certain blood products, Héma-Québec has announced the opening of a second blood donor centre in the Québec City region: the GLOBULE in Quartier Lebourgneuf.
10th annual National Blood Donor Week–Give Blood. Give Life.
Montréal, June 11, 2018–From June 11 to 17, Héma-Québec marks the 10th annual National Blood Donor Week. It is an opportunity for the organization to remind that every day, at least 1000 blood donations are needed to maintain the reserve to an optimal level.
Héma-Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank Program expands–Mother’s milk donors needed in Saguenay
Saguenay, June 6, 2018—The Héma-Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank is starting a project in Saguenay aiming to recruit 80 donors on a yearly basis, to meet the growing demand for mother’s milk for very premature infants.
Benoit Morin Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Héma-Québec
Montréal, May 10, 2018–Martine Carré, Chair of the Board of Directors of Héma-Québec, is pleased to announce the appointment of Benoit Morin as President and Chief Executive Officer of Héma-Québec. Mr. Morin will officially assume his duties on June 4.
Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank Able to Support More Premature Babies with Help from an Unlikely Partner: Toyota
Montréal, May 10, 2018–Moms are the everyday heroes whose superpower often goes unnoticed–especially when the life of a fragile premature newborn is at risk. That’s why organizations like Héma-Québec do what they can to support mothers who need that extra ounce of courage. And when Toyota was told they could help multiply the important work being done, they seized the opportunity.
Héma-Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank Program expands–Mother’s milk donors needed in Gatineau
Gatineau, April 27, 2018–The Héma-Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank is starting a project in Gatineau aiming to recruit 80 donors on a yearly basis, to meet the growing demand for mother’s milk for very premature infants.
Consent to Organ and Tissue Donation–Now is the Time to Act
Québec City, April 23, 2018–Héma-Québec is teaming up with Transplant Québec and the Régie de l’assurance maladie during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, April 22 to 28, to invite everyone who supports the cause to indicate his or her donor consent.
Héma-Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank–Pilot project in Sherbrooke: 80 mother’s milk donors needed
Sherbrooke, November 14, 2017—The Héma-Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank is starting a pilot project in Sherbrooke. The main goal of this project is to recruit 80 donors by March 31, 2018, to meet the growing demand for mother’s milk for very premature infants.
More potential tissue donors, more lives improved!
The Olympic Park Tower will be lit up in support of the cause of stem cell donation
Montréal, September 15, 2017—On Saturday, September 16, the Montréal Olympic Park Tower will be lit up in red and blue to mark World Marrow Donor Day. This symbolic gesture is intended to highlight the importance of stem cell donation in the lives of thousands of patients worldwide.
100 Mother’s Milk Donors Needed
Montréal, August 15, 2017–Héma-Québec’s Public Mothers’ Milk Bank is increasing its efforts to recruit new mothers to meet all the needs of infants born preterm at 32 weeks’ gestation or earlier. Some 200 nursing mothers currently donate to the Bank, but 300 donors are needed at any given time to meet the growing need of neonatal teams in hospitals that order units of mother’s milk from the Bank.
National Blood Donor Week – Rain or shine, the need for blood never goes away
Montréal, June 12, 2017 – Héma-Québec is using National Blood Donor Week, which continues until June 19, to remind the population that Québec’s blood reserve belongs to everyone and that, rain or shine, the need for blood never takes a holiday.
26th annual Black History Month: Héma-québec calls on women in black communities to give blood
Montréal, February 17, 2017 – On the occasion of the 26th edition of Black History Month, Héma-Québec would like to emphasize how essential contributions from Québec’s Black communities are to the public blood supply. The various initiatives and efforts implemented in recent years to further engage these communities in this regard have helped recruit more than 4,500 new blood donors.
Statement by Héma-Québec regarding the shooting that took place January 29 at the Centre islamique de Québec
Montréal, January 30, 2017–Héma-Québec was shocked to learn that one of its employees, Mr. Alexandre Bissonnette, was arrested as a suspect in the tragic events that took place at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec on January 29, 2017.