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All blood donors should book an appointment.

Book an appointment to one of our Blood Service Centres from here. If you want to go to one of our organised donation sessions please book your appointment here (only in Finnish and Swedish) or call our free donor information line on 0800 05801.

Questions and answers regarding appointment booking:

Are there any browser requirements on the appointment booking page?

It is not possible to book blood donation appointments using Internet Explorer. Please use a different browser (e.g. Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).

Does booking an appointment require registration on the site?

No it does not. However, registration allows you to view your previous bookings (Blood Service Centre appointment booking).

It is not possible to register using the appointment booking service for blood donation events. Please enter your email address when you book, so that you can edit your booking later via the confirmation link.

Why is an appointment required?

An appointment is required so that we can limit the number of blood donors on our premises and ensure everyone’s safety during the coronavirus epidemic. Blood donation is also easier and faster if you have booked an appointment. A booked appointment serves as a reminder of this important event, and allows the Blood Service to prepare for the daily number of visitors and plan the collection of blood.

How much time should I reserve for the blood donation visit?

It takes 5-10 minutes to donate whole blood, but it's a good idea to reserve at least half an hour for the entire visit, as you should allow some time for a rest and coffee after donating blood.

Will I still have to wait if I book an appointment?

We aim to serve all donors as quickly as possible. Sometimes we may still be busy and you may have to wait. For example, at blood donation events, we accept several bookings over each 15-minute or 30-minute period. Please report to the donation event during the time slot you have booked.

What does time slot mean at blood donation events?

At blood donation events, a time slot refers to the period of time during which you can arrive to donate. Please arrive to donate blood at the beginning of the time slot you have booked. We do not recommend arriving before your time slot begins, as there are restrictions on the number of people that can occupy the space at the same time. Several donors are served during a single time slot.

For example: If you have an appointment booked on the hour (e.g. 1:00pm), please arrive between 1:00pm and 1:15pm.

There are no slots at Blood Service Centres, so please arrive as soon as your appointment starts.

There is a group of us coming to donate blood. Where can we book an appointment?

Groups can book an appointment by calling the nearest Blood Service Centre. You can of course arrive as a group if you all book separate appointments.

What if I'm late?

We kindly request that you arrive on time for your appointment. Our staff strive to be flexible where possible.

For more information, please call the freephone information line for donors on +358 800 0 5801 (Mon to Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

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