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All blood donors can book an appointment to donate whole blood, which refers to ordinary blood donation, where all blood components are collected in a single blood bag. Although you can of course come to donate blood without an appointment, an appointment will speed up your visit at the Blood Service Centre.

Appointment booking is available at all Blood Service Centres: Espoo, Kivihaka in Helsinki, Sanomatalo in Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Oulu, Tampere, Turku and Seinäjoki. Check the opening hours of the Service Centres by selecting the location you want.

Questions and answers regarding appointment booking:

Who can book an appointment to donate blood?
All blood donors, also first-time donors, can book an appointment to donate whole blood.

Does booking an appointment require registration on the site?
No it does not. However, registration enables you to view and change any appointments you have made later on.

Why does the Blood Service recommend appointment booking?
Blood donation is easier and faster if you book an appointment. A booked appointment also reminds you 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?
Donation of whole blood will take 5 to 10 minutes, but you also need to complete a health questionnaire and be interviewed by a nurse before donating blood, so you should reserve a minimum of half an hour for your visit. In addition, you should reserve some time for resting after the donation and having an unrushed cup of coffee.

Can I also book an appointment for a blood collection event?
No you cannot. At the moment, you can only book an appointment at Blood Service Centres. You are welcome to blood collection events, see the calender.

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. Groups coming to the Blood Service Centre in Kivihaka, Helsinki, can book an appointment by calling +358 29 300 1919.

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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