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Blood Drives in the Business Sector

Industrial Alliance and Héma-Québec Celebrate a 40 Year Partnership

Quebec City,

News Release

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services and Héma-Québec are proud to announce that they will hold their 40th annual blood drive today at the Company’s head office. Héma-Québec, which organized 2,449 blood drives in Quebec in 2001, is looking more and more towards these types of partnerships with businesses. Over the last few years, the organization has also introduced appointment based blood donor clinics, which greatly improves the time management of blood drives in the workplace. This year, 117 Industrial Alliance employees and retirees are registered to donate blood.

"Industrial Alliance is a precious partner for our organization, confirmed Lynda Cyr,a consultant at Héma-Québec. The generosity of Industrial Alliance employees has been going strong since 1962. Year after year, a hundred or so donors take part in the drive. It is thanks to partnerships such as the one we have with Industrial Alliance that we are able to continue fulfilling our mission of effectively supplying safe blood and blood substitute products of optimum quality and in a quantity that is sufficient to supply hospitals and answer the needs of the general population.

For his part, Michel Sanschagrin, Vice-President and General Manager, Administration and Chief Actuary, Industrial Alliance, stated that “For Industrial Alliance, participating in such events is a natural extension of the values that we’ve adhered to for over one hundred years. In fact, thanks to the great generosity of our employees, we are able to save, prolong or improve the quality of life of many people every year. In a sense, each blood donation represents a tangible manifestation of our commitment towards organizations such as Héma-Québec, which have the community’s well-being at heart."

A trophy will be awarded to Michel Sanschagrin in order to underline Industrial Alliance’s 40th anniversary blood drive. This trophy, which is being presented by Héma-Québec, is a testament to the continuing involvement of numerous employees who have participated in one or several Company blood drives since 1962.

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Yanick Morin
Public Relations, Industrial Alliance
Telephone: (418) 684-5000, ext. 5316

Lynda Cyr
Consultant, Héma-Québec
Quebec Recruitment
Telephone: (418) 650-7228
Cell phone: (418) 580-7442
Toll free: 1-800-761-6610