A Good Samaritan on a motorcycle

For decades, a Finnish motorist association, SMOTO (Suomen Motoristit ry), has been actively encouraging its members to donate blood. Raimo Ryhtä, a motorist and active blood donor from the city of Forssa,…

Third time lucky

Roberto first decided to try donating blood during his student days. One of his aims was to overcome his fear of needles, which he successfully did. He also became a stem cell donator.

Henry Liukko-Sipi: Heaven and Hell

Almost four years ago, my wife Kirsti and I were sitting with our 18-month-old daughter, Laina, at the children’s clinic of the Helsinki University Hospital, and my heart was aching more than ever.

Emille received stem cells from his big brother

Emille Nyembo, 2, from Oulu suffers from sickle-cell anaemia that has been treated with red blood cell exchange transfusions and a stem cell transplant. As a result of increased immigration, more and more…