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Blood donors help develop new treatments at the Blood Service Biobank36180htmlTo date, 53,000 blood donors have joined the Blood Service Biobank. Among other things, these donors help to develop cancer treatments and provide information on the health effects of blood donation. Donors can join the Biobank during normal blood donation appointments. 10/1/2021 8:00:00 AM
New research grants for the development of cancer and transplant treatment34250htmlThe Finnish Red Cross Blood Service (FRCBS) has awarded the first grants from its new research fund. The funded studies are in areas such as treatments for people with cancer and transplant patients. 9/22/2021 7:00:00 AM
Every member of the stem cell registry is a lifesaver – particularly young men are needed33880htmlThere are currently about 100 patients in Finland waiting to find a suitable stem cell donor. Stem cell transplantation is the last hope for these patients. Stem cell treatment leads to improved health in between 50–70% of adult patients and 60–90% of children. Every year, 20–40 Finns donate stem cells to patients who are complete strangers. The stem cell register constantly needs new members.9/17/2021 9:00:00 AM
Like to step up your help to patients? Take part in our autumn campaign!12980htmlThe Blood Service invites blood donors to get together to help patients. Set up your own blood donation group with your colleagues, friends or associates and register it at www.bloodservice.fi/bloodgroup. All new and previously registered BloodGroups whose members donate blood at least five times during the campaign will enter a prize draw.9/1/2021 8:00:00 AM
Travel-related deferral period required prior to blood donation to change on August 9190480htmlThe separate two-week coronavirus-related deferral period pertaining to blood donation by those entering Finland from EU/EFTA countries will be lifted on August 9, 2021. From this date, the same health security principles that apply to crossing the Finnish border will also apply to blood donation after travel.8/9/2021 12:00:00 PM
Patients need blood also during the summertime188720htmlDuring the summer, it has been challenging at times to find enough blood donors. The reasons behind this include the prolonged heat and the coronavirus epidemic. However, blood donors from all blood groups are needed every weekday, as blood products only last for a limited period of time.7/22/2021 2:00:00 PM
Restrictions on blood donation for European travellers as of 12 July 2021187320htmlIn addition to the coronavirus pandemic, the West Nile Virus (WNV) transmission season will cause blood donation restrictions for European travellers from 12 July onwards. 7/11/2021 9:00:00 PM
Changes to coronavirus-related precautions for blood donation89790htmlThe Blood Service has made changes to its precautions related to the COVID 19 epidemic. From June 28, 2021, all donors will be recommended to wear a face mask in our donation areas. Also, restrictions on entry for children, escorts and volunteer helpers will be eased. 7/1/2021 1:00:00 PM
Summer checklist for blood donors90730htmlBlood products will continue to be needed during the summer. See the summer checklist for blood donors. 6/15/2021 11:00:00 AM
World Blood Donor Day – Thanking lifesavers on 14 June90750htmlThanks to active blood donors and a well-functioning healthcare system, there are constantly enough blood products to treat patients in Finland. On the other hand, in many developing countries of the world, getting a safe blood transfusion cannot be taken for granted. On World Blood Donor Day, many countries focus their attention on registering new blood donors, especially among young people. 6/11/2021 8:00:00 AM