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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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Biobank

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

22.5.2024
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…

7.5.2024
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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29.4.2024
Blood donation

We will need more blood donors than usual in the next few weeks

In the weeks in which May Day and Ascension Thursday fall, the Blood Service’s locations are only open for four days each week. We need more donors than usual on those days to ensure that we can help…

26.4.2024
Blood donation

5 questions about blood donation and health

New blood donors are needed in order for Finland to have a sufficient amount of blood donors now as well as in the future to secure patient care. Many people considering donating blood need information…

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Research

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

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