Protest against blood brokers in BC

They brought their message to the BC Legislature Tuesday.

A group of tainted blood survivors and safe blood advocates are calling for the province to ban the sale of blood and plasma.

They say they are alarmed that the BC government seems to be ignoring a direct request from Canadian Blood Services to end support for commercial blood brokers.

A private blood plasma company plans to open pay-for-plasma clinics in BC in order to sell blood and plasma on the international market.  So far they say, the BC government has not moved to block the company.

Andrew Cumming with says Premier Clark has a duty to protect the people of BC.

Ontario recently banned pay-for-plasma clinics and Alberta has indicated it will follow suit.

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