The Saskatchewan NDP is once again calling on the Sask. Party to rethink its support of the opening of a private plasma donation clinic in Saskatoon after the Canadian Blood Services recently raised a number of concerns.
“Initially there were concerns around the adverse effects the private clinic would have on a public system that should have been bolstered instead of undermined,” said NDP Health Critic Danielle Chartier. “Now, plasma donations are dropping and Canadian Blood Services no longer sees the clinic as a viable option to increase donors and has concerns that patients will be put at risk. It’s clear that the privatized option was the wrong choice from the get-go.”