We asked the Minister of Health and Wellness about the shortage of reagents at the blood bank. Basically, without the reagents, they can't properly screen the blood donations they receive. And while people are donating blood as per normal, the blood bank must prioritize emergency cases. It's more life-saving equipment that the ministry is having a hard time supplying. But today Minister Chebat said they're working on rectifying it.

Hon. Michel Chebat - Ministry of Health and Wellness
"So, we expect that we're getting reagents into the country today. There was a bit of delay in the supplies coming out of Roche, but we expect that this will be remedied today."

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