OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce that support employees in Ontario, represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), have voted to ratify the agreement recently reached between the two parties.
"We would like to thank our many partners, volunteers, donors and employees across the country that have supported us during this time," said Ian Mumford, chief supply chain officer, Canadian Blood Services.
As always, the need for blood never stops and we encourage donors to continue their ongoing support of the blood system to help maintain an adequate supply of blood and blood products for Canadian patients.
To book an appointment today, download the GiveBlood app, visit blood.ca or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236 6283).
About Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the supply of blood and blood products in all provinces and territories outside of Quebec. Canadian Blood Services also oversees the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, is establishing Canada's (excluding Quebec) national public cord blood bank and supports leading practices development, professional education and public awareness for organ and tissue donation and transplantation. In addition, Canadian Blood Services purchases manufactured plasma protein products, contributes to transfusion medicine research and provides diagnostic services in some provinces. It operates 41 permanent collection sites and more than 21,000 donor clinics annually. The provincial and territorial Ministries of Health provide operational funding to Canadian Blood Services. The federal government, through Health Canada, is responsible for regulating the blood system.
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