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Canada has set up its first non-profit cord blood bank. The bank was set up by Toronto Hospital in association with Mount Sinai Hospital and Women's College Hospital. The program is voluntary and the hospital charges $600 for registration consultations, collection and storage blood after birth. From then on, the cost of frozen storage is $100 a year. Two commercial blood-bank programs have been set up in Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Non-profit cord blood banks similar to Toronto's have been established in New York and Paris.
Etobicoke General and Queensway General Hospitals have signed an affiliation agreement. The purpose of the agreement is to set out the framework and objectives whereby the hospitals will collaborate on regional planning and achieving overall improvement in access to services, efficiency, quality and effectiveness.
Immucor, Inc. has acquired privately held Dominion Biologicals Limited of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dominion will continue to be run by its current management as a subsidiary of Immucor.
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