Héma-Québec

All blood donations in the U.S. to be tested for Zika; Canadian Blood Services monitoring situation


Friday, August 26, 2016
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Statement
(OTTAWA) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today its recommendation that all donated blood in the United States and its territories be tested for the Zika virus. Previously, the FDA had recommended that blood be tested for Zika in areas where there is active spread of the virus

New blood donation rules protect Canadian blood supply from Zika virus


Wednesday, February 03, 2016
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News release
New 21-day waiting period to be fully implemented by this Friday for donating blood after travel (OTTAWA, ON) – In response to the recent global outbreak of the Zika virus, Canadian Blood Services is confirming that anyone who has travelled outside of Canada, the continental United States and Europe

Changes to donor criteria planned due to Zika virus


Thursday, January 28, 2016
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Statement
As we continue to monitor the evolution of the Zika virus, we are revising our eligibility criteria for donors to mitigate the risk of the virus entering the Canadian blood supply. Canadian Blood Services will implement a new deferral period for blood, cord blood and stem cell donors who have

Canadian Blood Services lends a helping hand to Hema Quebec as a partner in health care this holiday season


Friday, December 07, 2012
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News release
December 7, 2012 (QUEBEC) – On November 28, Héma-Québec asked Québec hospitals to quarantine certain red blood cell packs when it discovered small leaks in some of its blood collection bags. As a result, Canadian Blood Services was asked to provide support to help meet the needs of hospital patients