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Federal petition re imports of U.S. plasma

Thousands have already signed our provincial petition asking Health Minister Deb Matthews to use the province’s role as a major funder of Canadian Blood Services to pursue more domestic content in plasma products used by Ontario hospitals.

The petition was circulated after it was learned CBS was closing its Thunder Bay plasma donor clinic at the same time it was increasing “surplus” plasma imports from the United States.

A second petition has now been drafted which asks the Federal government to intervene as regulator of the blood system.

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