The smiles on the faces of patients and their families make the long days and hard work in Ecuador worth it. In Ecuador, there is a financial cost to medical care, one that many cannot afford. It is both rewarding and humbling to use their skills to help those people truly in need.
Nominations are now open for the 2018 NAPE Step Up Volunteer Recognition Awards. Deadline for nominations is March 26.
The Mustard Seed has been serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Alberta since the 1980s.
“The committee felt strongly about supporting those that have served in the past. They have served us and they deserve our support now.” — Evan Stratichuk, Young Workers Committee Chair and HSAA/NUPGE board member
“Canada has lived through the tragedy of tainted blood, with ordinary Canadians being infected because our blood system was not secure. Governments must learn the lessons of the past, otherwise they risk condemning more Canadians to suffering. NUPGE and our members will continue to work with our allies to press our elected representatives to ban paid blood and plasma.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Every piece of legislation has a story and we are here to support the Government of Alberta in writing the proper ending to our three decade tragedy by banning the sale of blood and plasma.” — Bloodwatch.org