By: Lauren GeeSource: Google NewsOriginally published: October 20, 2018, 11:53:52pmCanada has a new system in place to help prevent blood donation fraud, but the federal government is not expecting to be able to keep up.
The Canadian Blood Services has been working for months to develop an “unconditional” blood donation protocol, which would make it easier for donors to donate their blood in a timely fashion, without any legal or regulatory hurdles.
But the process is not expected to be ready until late 2018.
In fact, the process was only revealed last week.
The government said the process would take about six months to complete, and would involve a series of steps.
The first step is to review all the information from blood banks and donors and make recommendations to the government, including whether to create a blood donation registry or a registry of voluntary blood donations.
“It’s a huge challenge, but we know it’s possible,” said Dr. Marc Sorensen, the CEO of the Canadian Blood Service, in an interview with CBC News.
The new system is part of a broader strategy to stop fraud and protect Canadians from unnecessary blood donations, according to Sorenesen.
It will be rolled out gradually over the next year or so.
A number of other factors, such as the cost of collecting blood from donors, the length of time it takes to collect and the cost to transport donated blood will also be reviewed, he said.
“We’re looking at ways to make sure that we’re getting to those numbers faster than before, which is important to ensure that we can maintain a level of safety for all donors, not just the wealthy,” he said, adding that he expected to meet with his federal counterparts to discuss the matter.
The federal government has been criticized for not fully implementing the new blood donation protocols as quickly as it was promised.
But it has also acknowledged it has problems with some aspects of the process, such the lack of transparency.
In June, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that the government had not made adequate progress on implementing the voluntary blood donation program, and that the new systems could make it more difficult to catch and prosecute fraudsters.
The tribunal found that in order to create an effective voluntary blood donor registry, the government should establish a database of voluntary donors and ensure that all voluntary donors have access to a blood collection site.
A new registry could also help the federal and provincial governments crack down on those who don’t donate voluntarily.