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NBU members take stand against paid plasma clinic

11 / 29 / 2016

Members of the New Brunswick Union continue to voice their concerns over a pay-for-donation blood plasma clinic set to open its doors in Moncton. The clinic - operated by Canadian Plasma Resources - will pay donors $25 for their blood plasma donation. This is against the current accepted practice in Canada of voluntary donations which came out of recommendations in the wake of the tainted blood tragedy in the 1980s. Members have placed signs on their lawns which state 'Ban Blood Money...

Moratorium on private, for-profit blood clinics needed

11 / 15 / 2016

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release (English with a French quote*) November 15, 2016, Ottawa - Blood safety and public health care advocates met on Parliament Hill today to deliver a petition signed by 15,000 Canadians calling to ban private donor-remunerated and for-profit plasma collection in Canada, despite Minister Philpott's refusal to receive the petition.    "We are asking that a moratorium be put on all licenses granted or pending to Canadian Plasma Resources so we can secure the safety and integrity of our Canadian...

Moratorium on private, for-profit blood clinics needed

11 / 14 / 2016

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release (English with a French quote*) November 15, 2016, Ottawa - Blood safety and public health care advocates met on Parliament Hill today to deliver a petition signed by 15,000 Canadians calling to ban private donor-remunerated and for-profit plasma collection in Canada, despite Minister Philpott's refusal to receive the petition.    "We are asking that a moratorium be put on all licenses granted or pending to Canadian Plasma Resources so we can secure the safety and integrity of our Canadian...

Government not asking right questions when it comes to plasma

11 / 9 / 2016

"Why is it okay to have paid donors from the U.S. and not from Canada?"This was the question New Brunswick Health Minister Victor Boudreau posed when he was presented with a petition containing more than 15,000 signatures against allowing a pay-for-donation blood plasma clinic to open in Moncton.The minister has stated this question numerous times when confronted about the issue. As it was when he first uttered it, this is the wrong question to ask.Instead, the minister and the Gallant...

Instructors focus of latest ad

11 / 4 / 2016

The New Brunswick Union's latest advertisement focuses on the hard-working instructors of the New Brunswick Community College System (NBCC).Shot on location in Saint John, the three instructors involved in the project - Anne Corrigan, Kevin McCaig and Michael Carrier - are representative of all NBCC instructors as well as their colleagues in the Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB).These instructors are vital to the success of our province as they educate and train the next generation of New Brunswickers. The skills...

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