Blood Service launches its own biobanking operations
Blood Service's own biobank has now been registered with the national biobank registry. The decision to allow registration was made at Valvira, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health. We are now starting to prepare the implementation of the Blood Service's own biobank.
The Blood Service intends to start storing blood samples from blood donors in its own biobank. Samples of healthy donors will form a unique collection of samples, which is important for medical research.
The intention is to store blood samples collected from donors in connection with blood donation into the biobank. Storing these samples in a biobank requires a permission from the donor.
Furthermore, the possibility of transferring earlier-collected samples into the biobank will be assessed. The Blood Service has already a lot of experience of biobanking, because we are one of the founders and shareholders of the Finnish Hematology Registry and Clinical Biobank (FHRB).