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May 08, 2019, 10:50 ET Man who had sex with a man - Change to the eligibility criterion for giving blood starting June 3, 2019

MONTRÉAL, May 8, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Health Canada has responded favorably to requests submitted by Héma-Québec and the Canadian Blood Services and reduced the temporary exclusion period for donating ...


Jan 30, 2019, 15:38 ET Nathalie Fagnan Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Héma-Québec

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 30, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Martine Carré, chair of the board of directors of Héma-Québec, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathalie Fagnan, CPA, CA, as president and chief...


Jul 25, 2018, 09:00 ET International Award Bestowed on Héma-Québec's Medical Director

MONTRÉAL, July 25, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - 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...


Jun 12, 2018, 07:00 ET A GLOBULE Blood Donor Centre is opening its doors - 500 blood donors sought every week in Quartier Lebourgneuf

QUÉBEC CITY, June 12, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - 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...


Jun 11, 2018, 16:21 ET 10th annual National Blood Donor Week - Give Blood. Give Life

MONTRÉAL, June 11, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - 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...


May 10, 2018, 11:35 ET Benoit Morin Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Héma-Québec

MONTRÉAL, May 10, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Mme 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...


May 10, 2018, 09:45 ET Québec Public Mothers' Milk Bank Able to Support More Premature Babies with Help from an Unlikely Partner: Toyota

Toyota shares its manufacturing know-how with Héma-Québec to help increase the output of donated breast milk at its Public Mothers' Milk Bank Toyota and Héma-Québec launch an awareness campaign to...


Apr 27, 2018, 07:00 ET Héma-Québec Public Mothers' Milk Bank Program expands - Mother's milk donors needed in Gatineau

GATINEAU, QC, April 27, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - 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...


Apr 23, 2018, 07:00 ET Consent to Organ and Tissue Donation - Now is the Time to Act

QUÉBEC CITY, April 23, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - 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...


Feb 16, 2018, 14:14 ET Black history month - Héma-Québec reiterates its call for new blood donors from Black communities

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 16, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The 2018 edition of Black History Month is an opportunity for Héma-Québec to underscore the vital support of blood donors from Black communities. These...


Nov 14, 2017, 07:00 ET Héma-Québec Public Mothers' Milk Bank - Pilot project in Sherbrooke: 80 mother's milk donors needed

SHERBROOKE, QC, Nov. 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - 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,...


Nov 01, 2017, 11:33 ET More potential tissue donors - More lives improved!

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Urgences-santé has now teamed up with Héma-Québec to implement an improved referencing process for potential human tissue donors during an intervention by...


Sep 15, 2017, 12:00 ET The Olympic Park Tower will be lit up in support of the cause of stem cell donation

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - 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...


Aug 15, 2017, 07:30 ET 100 Breast Milk Donors Being Sought

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Héma-Québec's Public Mother's Milk Bank is increasing its efforts to recruit new mothers to meet all the needs of infants born preterm at 32 weeks' gestation or ...


Jun 12, 2017, 15:23 ET National Blood Donor Week - Rain or shine, the need for blood never goes away

MONTRÉAL, June 12, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - 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...


Oct 20, 2016, 09:00 ET 300 Mother's Milk Donors Needed

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 20, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Héma-Québec's Public Mothers' Milk Bank is intensifying its activities to recruit mothers from the metropolitan communities of Montréal and Québec City. In...


Sep 21, 2016, 14:03 ET Inauguration of the PLASMAVIE-GLOBULE centre - 50 more donors invited to roll up their sleeve every day

GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 21, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Héma-Québec is making the most of the ceremonies highlighting the start of the activities of the PLASMAVIE Plasma Donor Lounge and the GLOBULE Blood Donor...


Jun 20, 2016, 13:30 ET Men Who Have Sex With Men - Modification to the eligibility criteria for donating blood as of August 15, 2016

MONTRÉAL, June 20, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Health Canada has responded favourably to requests submitted by Héma-Québec and Canadian Blood Services and has reduced the temporary exclusion period for...


Jun 13, 2016, 07:00 ET National Blood Donor Week - Blood needs won't be taking a vacation this summer

MONTRÉAL, June 13, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Héma-Québec is taking advantage of National Blood Donor Week, being held from June 13 to 19, to recognize the invaluable contribution of the 160,000 or so...


Apr 21, 2016, 11:48 ET New blood donation centre - 500 Donors Expected Each Week at Gatineau

GATINEAU, QC, April 21, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Just days after the opening of the PLASMAVIE Plasma Donor Lounge and the GLOBULE Blood Donor Centre in Gatineau, Héma-Québec is launching a recruitment...


Feb 01, 2016, 07:00 ET Blood donation - The contribution of the Black communities has increased significantly, but the need is still great

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 1, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Héma-Québec is making an effort to reach out to more donors in the Black communities. More than 4,050 donors from these communities have responded to the appeal...


Jan 07, 2016, 10:32 ET 350 plasma donors still sought in Sherbrooke

SHERBROOKE, QC, Jan. 7, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Days before the planned opening of the PLASMAVIE Plasma Donor Lounge in Sherbrooke on January 29, Héma-Québec is launching a new appeal for the still...


Dec 21, 2015, 10:00 ET Canadian expertise confirmed - Héma-Québec's Public Cord Blood Bank achieves world-class status

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 21, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Héma-Québec's Public Cord Blood Bank crossed an important threshold today, by making the 10,000th unit of cord blood available for transplant. "Considering the...


Dec 21, 2015, 06:00 ET Invitation to the media - The first public cord blood bank operating in Canada highlights the receipt of its 10,000th unit.

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 21, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Héma-Québec invites the representatives of the media to attend the banking of the 10,000th cord blood unit in its laboratories. This Canadian expertise is used...


Dec 09, 2015, 06:00 ET 1,000 Donors Sought for Future PLASMAVIE Lounge - Héma-Québec steps up donor recruitment for its Sherbrooke centre

SHERBROOKE, QC, Dec. 9, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Héma-Québec is preparing for its upcoming arrival in Sherbrooke and is finalizing major work at its future PLASMAVIE Plasma Donor Lounge. With the opening...