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Senate Update on Bill S-252 – Voluntary Blood Act

by Anna

On April 3rd, 2019 the Senate Committee on Social Affairs voted unanimously to recommend that the Senate not move forward with Bill S-252, the Voluntary Blood Act (a bill to amend the blood regulations). This is very good news for the PI community and all of those who require plasma protein products, as this bill…



Measles Update

by Anna

*Important information for patients and caregivers As many of you will know, there have been reported cases of measles in the news. As of today, there have been 32 confirmed cases this year. The confirmed measles cases are in the following areas: Quebec (1 confirmed case in Montreal) Ontario (5 cases, 2 in Ottawa, 2…



Ottawa Support Group – Cancelled March 20th

by Anna

Unfortunately our Ottawa Support Group that meets at the McNabb Community Center will not be taking place next week, Wednesday March 20th.  We look forward to welcoming you all to our next scheduled meeting on Wednesday April 17th



CIPO’s 2019 Patient Education Events Announced

by Anna

CIPO is pleased to announce that we will be holding five Patient Education events across the country in 2019.  Please see below for details: Edmonton, AB – TBC Burnaby, BC – June 1st Moncton, NB – June 15th Toronto, ON – Spetember 28th Winnipeg, MB – October 26th   Once the event details have been finalized…



CIPO Support Group Details

by Anna

CIPO will be holding support groups in the following locations: Vernon  Ottawa  Vancouver  Winnipeg Toronto  Edmonton Victoria Please click on the link below to see the details for the times and locations of each of the Support Groups Support Group Details 



CIPO Addresses Canadian Blood Services Board

by Anna

CIPO Addresses Canadian Blood Services Board   CIPO recently addressed the Canadian Blood Services board of directors on December 6th in Ottawa. We asked the board to consider our final report on IG Transition and our recommendations within its findings. Read our full statement here (CBS Open Board Statement) and our final report on the…