Thank you for your participation:
Thank you to everyone who was able to join our CEO for the live Q&A today. For those unable to attend, you can access a recording of the event on your COVID-19 employee portal. We also want to thank you for all your insightful questions. This week, we will be going through all of them and updating our employee Q&A to ensure it is reflective of the information that your teams find the most valuable.
We also want to know what you thought about our new townhall platform, Microsoft Teams Live. Please take a moment to fill out this short survey (one minute) so we can improve on your experience for the next event. Speaking of which, keep an eye out next week for details of our next live Q&A with our CEO.
Convalescent plasma and women: We’ve had questions from both staff the public about the participation of women in CONCOR, the clinical trial examining convalescent plasma, and why there are special concerns with transfusing plasma from women. Dr. Tanya Petraszko, our director of medical services and hospital relations, explains the nuances — and why we’re still asking women who meet the criteria to join CONCOR’s online registry. Learn more on blood.ca.
Piloting employee temperature checks in Brampton: Temperature checks for donors at active wellness screening checkpoints are one of the many ways we are protecting employees, volunteers, and donors at collections events. To build on this measure and enhance safety precautions for those who enter our facilities, tomorrow we will be piloting self-administered employee temperature checks with employees entering the main entrance at the Brampton processing facility. The pilot will provide our teams with valuable feedback to determine how to support the roll out temperature checks and ensure we do it in a way that makes employees feel safe.
Pausing to recognize the National Day of Mourning: Every year on April 28, we mark the National Day of Mourning as an opportunity to pay our respects and remember the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or who have suffered an illness as a result of work-related incidents. During this pandemic, this day takes on even greater significance as we recognize with great appreciation our front-line team members who come to work each day under challenging circumstances to ensure lifesaving products are available for patients in need. Learn more about how we are honouring the memory of those lost on Connect.
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