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One of the goals of the BC Health Coalition is to engage with the media in order to inform citizens' of BC about key health care issues and how they can get involved to stregthen and protect public Medicare in British Columbia.

This section will list BCHC Media Releases (current and past), along with current Health Care News Stories. We also have a For the Media section which has a high resolution copy of our logo, information on upcoming events, and other useful information.

BC Health Coalition supports safe blood advocates’ call for federal moratorium on licenses to private pay-for-plasma brokers

BC Health Coalition supports safe blood advocates’ call for federal moratorium on licenses to private pay-for-plasma brokers Advocates warn of repeating past tainted blood tragedy, losing control of domestic supply, and slippery slope of profiting from human materials FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2016 The BC Health Coalition is supporting the call to action from a delegation of safe blood advocates in Ottawa today who are concerned about the safety and integrity of Canada’s voluntary blood system.…Read More

Blood activists ask B.C. government to ban paying for blood plasma

A private company paying for blood donations has its sights set on B.C. The company operates in Saskatchewan but is banned in Ontario, and now several groups are asking the BC government to do the same.  A Duncan family suffered greatly during the tainted blood scandal in the 1980’s. Darlene Taylor’s two sons received blood tainted with hepatitis and HIV. “So the next few years were kind of like hell because our older son died, quite slowly and painfully,” she said.…Read More

Tainted blood survivor group and safe blood advocates to press Victoria for ban on pay-for-blood and plasma at Legislature today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2016 Victoria – A national group representing survivors of the tainted blood tragedy is joining with BC Health Coalition and BC Hemophilia Society advocates today to bring the call for a BC ban on the sale of blood and plasma to the Legislature. The group BloodWatch.org were instrumental in ensuring private plasma company Canadian Plasma Resources (CPR) was banned from operating in Ontario.…Read More

Safe blood advocates call for paid blood and plasma ban at Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2016 Victoria – A national group representing survivors of the tainted blood tragedy will to bring the call for a BC ban on the sale of blood and plasma to the Legislature tomorrow along with advocates from the BC Hemophilia Society and BC Health Coalition. The group BloodWatch.org were instrumental in ensuring private plasma company Canadian Plasma Resources (CPR) was banned from operating in Ontario.…Read More

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