Mr. Speaker, Canada has one of the safest blood systems in the world.
Neither Canadian Blood Services nor Héma-Québec accepts payment for blood donations that would be used for the general public. It is legal for medical companies to purchase human plasma that is used in the development of drugs.
Companies that do this operate under the rules of the Food and Drugs Act and must meet strict guidelines. If companies do not meet these standards, they are subject to enforcement up to and including the loss of their licence.