The Chief Executive of the Blood Service is Martti Syrjälä. The Management Group include Jarkko Ihalainen (medical director), Satu Pastila (blood donation operations), Katarina Stendahl (financial services), Heikki Myllyniemi (information management services) Willy Toiviainen (communications and human resources) and Kari Aranko (quality and R&D).
Martti Syrjälä Jarkko Ihalainen Satu Pastila
Katarina Stendahl Heikki Myllyniemi Willy Toiviainen
The Directorate of the Blood Service
The Blood Service is part of the Finnish Red Cross and has a separate administration. In between the FRC general assemblies and council meetings, the highest authority in matters regarding the Blood Service is vested in the Board of the FRC, which is also responsible for the activities and finances of the Blood Service. The Board of the FRC appoints the Directorate of the Blood Service.
The duties of the Directorate of the Blood Service include strategic planning and supervising the safety and effectiveness of operations. The Directorate of the Blood Service comprises a chairperson, a deputy chairperson and four members. Together, they represent multidisciplinary expertise within the areas of the Blood Service’s activities. The Secretary General of the organisation is entitled to attend and speak at Directorate meetings.
The Chairperson of the Directorate of the Blood Service is Kirsi Komi and other members of the Directorate are Markku Suokas (deputy chairperson), Gunvor Kronman, Tarmo Martikainen, Eero Rämö and Simo Siitonen.
Kirsi Komi Markku Suokas Gunvor Kronman
Eero Rämö Tarmo Martikainen Simo Siitonen