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National magazine looks at blood plasma issue

1 / 16 / 2017

MacLean's magazine recently published an article regarding for-profit blood plasma clinic and the impact on the health care system.To read the full article, go online to: http://www.macleans.ca/society/what-a-blood-plasma-for-profit-clinic-means-for-public-heath-care/

WorkSafeNB honours Moosehead for health and safety leadership

1 / 13 / 2017

WorkSafeNB recognized Moosehead Breweries Limited today with its Safety Star Award for demonstrating safety leadership and outstanding achievements in occupational health and safety.Moosehead, a New Brunswick-owned and operated brewery, was honoured during WorkSafeNB’s 2016 Health and Safety Conference in Moncton.“We’re proud to recognize Moosehead among the top health and safety leaders in New Brunswick,” said Gerard Adams, WorkSafeNB’s president and CEO. “Moosehead is a company that demonstrates, daily, that everyday little things make a huge difference.”“Through its own golden rules...

A New Year's Resolution for the Gallant government

1 / 9 / 2017

Each year people make resolutions as the calendar turns over to a new year. For 2017, the New Brunswick Union is hopeful the provincial government will change its direction when it comes to paid blood plasma donations. The clinic is set to open sometime this year in Moncton - pending a license from Health Canada. However, a mountain of evidence and facts suggests the Gallant government should not allow this to go forward. Blood plasma is not the same as blood. While both...

NBU members donate plasma, oppose private clinic

12 / 22 / 2016

On Dec. 19, members of the New Brunswick Union donated blood plasma at the Saint John Canadian Blood Services (CBS) Donation Centre on University Avenue. The donations demonstrated the NBUs continued support of the voluntary collection method used by CBS as well as its opposition to a for-profit plasma clinic opening in Moncton and the potential negative impact it could on our national blood and plasma supply. All provincial health ministers have been asked CBS to pause on allowing for-profit clinics, like...

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...

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