Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is partnering with a private healthcare company to boost Canada’s national blood plasma supply, the organization announced Wednesday.
After reviewing an undisclosed number of proposals, CBS has signed an agreement with Grifols, a company headquartered in Spain, which specializes in producing plasma medicines, the national blood collection organization said in a news release.
“This agreement very importantly has built into it the important protections and safeguards that the national blood system needs to ensure plasma collected in Canada stays in Canada to serve Canadian patients and that there are no negative impacts on the blood system that we operate today,”
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