Blood, much more
complex than ABO?
These predominantly geographic and ethnic specificities have a major impact on blood banks.
The more a transfusion comes from a person with a genetic code similar to ours, the better the reception by the recipient.
Fight sickle cell
A solution? Blood transfusions may lessen the effects of the disease but during a recurrent treatment process, the patient is at risk of developing antibodies against the transfused blood. The closer the transfused blood is to the genetic background of the recipient, the less risk there is of rejection!
Currently, in Canada we have major issues with the blood supply for the black community.
Donations from the GBT2Q community seems like a bit of a solution, right?
Thousands of Canadians need these products to treat immune deficiencies and other illnesses such as hemophilia.
In Quebec, plasma collections have only met 21.3% of the province's needs and the constant increase in demand for this type of product makes the sufficiency stable even if the number of donors increases. For Canada, the sufficiency is only 13.5%.
The need; a significant number of new recurring donors!
HELLO, WE'RE HERE! Oh wait ...