Why is it not possible to donate blood in all locations?

Mobile blood donation sessions are held in sufficiently large towns and cities, as well as educational institutions, workplaces and garrisons.

To prevent the treatment costs of patients receiving blood from becoming excessive, the Blood Service must ensure that its own operations are efficient.

The Blood Service has permanent service centres in 9 locations in Finland. In addition, Mobile Blood Services organise around 1,100 donation sessions every year, collecting around 50 percent of whole blood. The aim is to raise the level of blood donation activity in the Helsinki metropolitan area and major cities in particular, where there is a great deal of blood donor potential.