Justice Krever makes several recommendations for the blood system. One key recommendation is that a national blood service be created and that it be operated independent of the government in order to deter any political interference. This led to the creation of Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec. Other recommendations include that compensation be made available for all those harmed due to receiving contaminated blood and blood products, and that donors not be paid for volunteering.

These two blood operators are independent, non-profit organizations, which operate at arms length from the government to collect blood products; however, they are regulated by Health Canada. See more about the differing roles of Health Canada and Canadian Blood Services.

Blood Program: 1946 until 1997-1998

Krever Inquiry



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