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The New Brunswick Nurses Union (NBNU) is adding its voice to the mounting opposition against a private plasma clinic in Moncton, NB.

“Why would we even entertain this idea, after the Krever Inquiry and the creation of Canadian Blood Services, is beyond our comprehension,” said Marilyn Quinn, NBNU President.

“I worked in the system, as many nurses did, in the 1980s, and saw what patients and families were put through, worrying for years. It took I can’t tell you how many years to build the trust back. Every time I went to hang a transfusion, it took a lot to reassure a family and patient there wouldn’t be that risk attached to that.”

NBNU is working with BloodWatch.org, a not-for-profit organization advocating for a safe, voluntary, public blood system in Canada. Together we are committed to upholding Justice Horace Krever’s landmark inquiry and his recommendations.

Tell Premier Brian Gallant and Health Minister Victor Boudreau you’re saying NO to PAID blood/plasma donations

Why we need to ban paid plasma blood donations. Our story. Our Blood

In The Press:

The Telegraph Journal – New Brunswick nurses line up against private blood plasma clinic set to open in Moncton next year

Vancouver Sun – Blood must remain a public resource

The Chronicle Herald – The seeds of another bloody scandal

The Council of Canadians – Blood money: why are the federal Liberals ignoring the findings of the tainted blood scandal ?

Toronto Star – Blood for sale: A new low for the Canadian blood system Toronto Star

Acadie Nouvelle – LE N.-B. INVITÉ À BLOQUER LE PROJET (French Only)

Additional Resources:

Canadian Health Coalition Plasma Myth Buster

BloodWatch pamphlet – Say NO to paid blood/plasma donations

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