Lend an arm and you will get a Donation beer

Last summer’s hit product has made a comeback. Non-alcoholic Pisara beer is once again distributed to all blood donors this summer. Stop by for a Donation beer, it’s good for everyone!

Test if you can donate

Take a quick online test to find out whether you can donate blood or stem cells.

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Health questionnaire for blood donors

Please complete the electronic health questionnaire on the day of your appointment or, at the earliest, on the day before.

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Stem Cell Registry

A stem cell transplant is the last hope for a cure for blood cancer patients. More members are needed.

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The biobank of blood donors helps to develop treatments for various diseases. You can join the biobank when donating blood.

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Donate blood during working hours

The new Workplace certificate is a concrete way to help patients and demonstrate social responsibility.

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Blood donation eligibility requirements

Read about the basic requirements and most common restrictions for donating blood.

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News and articles

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Blood donation

From July 1 to November 30, travel to Europe may result in a temporary donation deferral

The West Nile virus transmission season is starting in Europe. The epidemic will affect blood donation in Finland, as travelling to at-risk areas between 1 July and 30 November will incur a 28-day donation…

Elli Malinen sitting on the bed in hospital.

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day, when we thank voluntary blood donors for their valuable contributions

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on the 14th of June. The international day raises awareness of the importance of blood donation and thanks blood donors for their contributions.

Blood donation

The Blood Service is looking for people with a rare blood group – using a computer-based screening method

There are many more different blood groups than the eight basic blood groups taught in school biology textbooks. As the demographic structure changes, so does the need for donors. The Blood Service is…

Blood donation

Blood Service Kuopio moves to the Shopping Center Minna

At the end of 2024, the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service will open a new donation site on the second floor of the Shopping Center Minna. The current facilities on the other side of the market square in…

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Blood Service performs active scientific research. We want to increase biomedical knowledge on our areas of expertise.

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