Blood donation

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Resolution number: 
June 1997
  1. The Canadian Red Cross has presented its programs at CCR meetings;
  2. The policy of not allowing blood collection from non-English or French speakers may resolve practical issues of informed consent, but has the effect of singling out and demeaning residents of Canada who do not speak either French or English;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR:

  1. Write to the Canadian Red Cross and express the CCR's concerns;
  2. Demand that the Canadian Red Cross renounce the exclusion of non-French and English speakers from the blood donor program and take immediate steps to allow for participation of all residents of Canada in the program.
Working Group: 
Immigration and Settlement