The fifth season of the Lifesavers' League is about to start

Will Jokerit face off against series leader TUTO Hockey? The fifth season of the Lifesavers' League, organised by Mestis Hockey and the Finnish Blood Service, will begin on 21.9.2023. This year, a new challenger will enter the blood donation competition as Jokerit will be joining for the first time.

Proposal to change the deferral policy for MSM donors

The Blood Service is proposing to relax the deferral rule for men who have sex with men (MSM) so that a history of male-to-male sexual activity would no longer automatically disqualify a prospective blood donor. An official regulation to change the policy is being drafted at the moment.

FRCBS Annual Report for 2022 published

The Blood Service Annual Report for 2022 has been published. You will find all the key figures and statistics concerning Finnish Red Cross Blood Service and an overview of the most important changes and events that took place last year.

Summer checklist for blood donors in 2022

In summertime, blood donors are encouraged to take a few important matters into account. Remember to stay hydrated when enjoying the hot weather. In the summer, you can donate blood near your summer cottage or along your holiday trip - blood donors are accepted at all blood donating sites regardless of your domicile. Bear in mind, however, that travelling abroad may prevent you from donating blood temporarily.