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Volunteer donors help approximately 50,000 patients every year in Finland.

Since blood cannot be replaced by artificial agents, for many seriously ill patients, donated blood is a true lifeline.

Blood products are needed in the treatment of surgical patients, accident victims, cancer patients and premature babies, for example.

In order for patients to receive the blood products they need, nearly a thousand blood donations are needed every weekday in Finland. You can save a patient's life by donating blood.

We are always in need of new donors. Test your eligibility by completing our online test and start today!

Blood cannot be artificially replaced. Volunteer donors help approximately 50,000 patients every year in Finland. Since blood cannot be replaced by artificial agents, for many seriously ill patients, donated blood is a true lifeline.

The Blood Service separates the donated blood into red cells, platelets and plasma. Red cell and platelet preparations are manufactured into end products by the Blood Service and used for the treatment of patients in Finnish hospitals. In turn, the Blood Service sells the plasma raw material separated from the blood to Finnish and international partners for manufacture. Plasma-derived medicines are used for blood transfusions and in the treatment of haemophilia patients, for example.

 

Blood donation activity as a whole relies on voluntary donors, and new donors are needed all the time. Anu is of the opinion that donating blood is also a nice way of seeing friends. You can exchange your news over coffee, while doing something good. The threshold to go and donate blood is low. 

“Blood donation requires only a minimal amount of effort. Many other forms of providing help require much bigger investment of time or even money", Anu ponders.

Read Anu's story