Supply chain woes and blood donations

I am a big proponent of donating blood. I’m a coward when it comes to essentially all things medical but I can assure you that the process is painless, and not even terribly wooz-inducing. I’m up to thirty donations now and my only regret is that I didn’t start earlier. During the preparation for oneContinue reading “Supply chain woes and blood donations”

Montreal’s BELL Centre: Flat On My Back

It was my first appearance at ice-level in Montreal’s BELL Centre, home of the illustrious Montreal Canadiens hockey team And wouldn’t you just know it, my big chance to make an impression and I ended up flat on my back. As I lay there  a member of the medical team asked me questions: my fullContinue reading “Montreal’s BELL Centre: Flat On My Back”

Selling blood plasma in Canada; will screening fall prey to profit?

Give blood; give life. The old slogan still holds true today, but the key word is “give”, as in not sell. The idea of cash for blood isn’t new, it has been popular in the US for many years. In Canada the trend has started with several cash for plasma clinics opening in Manitoba andContinue reading “Selling blood plasma in Canada; will screening fall prey to profit?”