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New tissue typing methods for stem cell and organ transplantation applications207810htmlIn organ and stem cell transplantation, the compatibility of the tissues between the patient and the donor plays an important role in the success of the transplantation. As part of the research for her doctoral dissertation, Tiira Johansson and her collaborators have developed new laboratory methods to support the research on tissue typing and cancer treatment. 11/23/2022 12:00:00 PM
5 misconceptions stopping people from donating blood26290htmlMany people are willing to donate blood but think they are unsuitable donors. For example, medicines to treat hypertension and cholesterol do not prevent anyone from donating blood. The Blood Service has listed five things people often ask – or are afraid to ask.11/8/2022 8:00:00 AM
Markku wanted – looking for real-life supermen to donate blood23190htmlMore men are needed as blood donors. The Blood Service’s new campaign video highlights real-life supermen. If the number of men donating blood were to rise to the same level as that of women, it would strengthen the reliability of blood supply.10/28/2022 8:00:00 AM
Blood Service’s relocation to Vantaa strengthens the reliability of blood supply21770htmlThe Finnish Red Cross Blood Service has relocated to its new premises in Vehkala, Vantaa. For the time being, blood donation facilities are staying on the Blood Service’s old premises in Kivihaka, Helsinki, but the Service is looking for new blood donation facilities as well.10/26/2022 5:00:00 AM
Blood Service awards research grants to 10 projects200940htmlFunding for cell therapies and research into blood cells and stem cell transplants – the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service has awarded its 2022 research grants.9/19/2022 10:30:00 AM
Most compatible stem cell donors are often found geographically close to the patient201740htmlWorld Marrow Donor Day (WMDD) is celebrated globally on 17 September. Blood stem cell transplants are used in the treatment of malignant blood diseases such as leukaemia. 9/18/2022 9:00:00 PM
More than 90% of men who donate blood find it very easy to do201730htmlThe Blood Service conducted a questionnaire survey to find out about the experiences and views of male blood donors. A large majority of them considered the blood donation process easy. For many, the encouragement of their loved ones was the reason they started donating blood.9/1/2022 6:00:00 AM
New blood donors are needed to secure the blood supply201720htmlAround 29,000 people donated blood in Finland between June and July, while the target was 2,000 more. Patients have received the blood products required, but there is a desperate need for new donors. 8/29/2022 7:00:00 AM
Emergency care tests the use of whole blood201710htmlThe Finnish Red Cross Blood Service launches a joint study with emergency physicians on the use of a whole blood product in emergency care. The study examines the usability and safety of the whole blood product in acute emergency care situations.7/12/2022 9:00:00 AM
Summer checklist for blood donors in 2022201700html In summertime, blood donors are encouraged to take a few important matters into account. Remember to stay hydrated when enjoying the hot weather. In the summer, you can donate blood near your summer cottage or along your holiday trip - blood donors are accepted at all blood donating sites regardless of your domicile. Bear in mind, however, that travelling abroad may prevent you from donating blood temporarily.7/6/2022 6:00:00 AM