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Blood donors can still confirm their identity with a driver’s licence

1/2/2019 11:10

From the beginning of 2019, many places will no longer accept a driver’s licence as a form of identification. However, the Blood Service still accepts driver’s licences to confirm donors’ identity.

​When donating blood, donors must always confirm their identity.

You must have an official photo ID with you (passport, official identity card) or a driving licence (also professional competence card for professional transport is valid). A mobile driver’s licence is also suitable for confirming the donor's identity.

If you don't have a Finnish personal identity code on your ID you also have to bring an official document to verify it (e.g Kela card, or a certificate from a local register office or a tax office). Together they are a valid ID.