The pandemic of COVID-19 changed nothing to the needs of the blood banks in the province, who are launching an appeal to donors.
Héma-Québec reiterates the importance of giving blood, by specifying that all precautionary measures are taken as soon as the arrival of the donor to prevent the contagion of the COVID-19 : disinfection of hands, taking of temperature and mask mandatory, in particular.
These measures are here to stay and are changing daily.
“As the pandemic evolves and that the knowledge of the viruses evolve, the risk mitigation measures are also evolving. Héma-Québec, we have adapted our measures from the beginning of the pandemic,” said Laurent Paul Ménard of Héma-Québec.
The donors are there at the invitation of Héma-Québec, which need to maintain sufficient supplies of blood, platelets and plasma.
Mr. Ménard reminds us that it is important to make an appointment in the context of a pandemic, so that the measures of social distancing are met.