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Like to step up your help to patients? Take part in our autumn campaign!

9/1/2021 11:00

The 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 All new and previously registered BloodGroups whose members donate blood at least five times during the campaign will enter a prize draw.

​Donating blood is more fun in a group, and you can help more patients by setting up your own BloodGroup. One donation can help up to three patients – so five donations can help as many as fifteen.

According to the findings of a questionnaire among first-time donors, friends or members of a blood donation group can motivate people to become a donor. Donating blood as part of a BloodGroup is a safe and convenient way to donate blood for the first time. More than 20,000 new blood donors are needed every year.

Four packs of 15 Kiitoskauppa gift cards will be drawn between those BloodGroups that donate blood at least five times during the campaign between 1 September and 30 November 2021. Each pack of gift cards is worth about 225 euros. The bigger the group you set up, the better chances your group will have of entering the prize draw – and the more patients will benefit.

You can donate as “remote life-savers” by adhering to social distancing: you can each choose a suitable time and place to donate and still collect points to add to the group’s total score. You can also arrive in a group if you like.

Each blood donor needs to book their own visit. You can book simultaneous or consecutive visits for a small number of people. You can book an appointment online or by calling 0800 0 5801 free of charge. 

You can join a BloodGroup during your donation visit by mentioning the name of your group to a nurse. Your blood donations will then add to the total number of your group’s donations.

Every year, the Blood Service awards BloodGroups with certificates of merit. There’s a basic certificate of merit for 10 annual donations, a silver certificate for 20 donations, a gold certificate for 30 donations, and a platinum certificate for 50 donations.

Now’s the time to set up a BloodGroup!