The FRC Blood Service maintains the Finnish Stem Cell Registry that has almost 50 000 volunteer donors that have agreed to donate blood stem cells for a patient in need. The Registry is actively recruiting new donors. The Registry helps transplant centers to identify suitable donors for their patients from the Finnish Stem Cell Registry, and, if no suitable donor is found, searches are made in international registries that supply over 30 million potential donors and cord blood units.
Also, the Finnish Cord Blood Bank has over 3000 cord blood units that can be used as alternative stem cell grafts for patients who have no other donor.
The transplantation centres must be authorised by a supervisory authority to carry out haematologic stem cell transplants, or meet international accreditation requirements (such as FACT-JACIE). The Stem Cell Registry has a valid permit for operating as a tissue establishment granted by Fimea and a Qualification status granted by WMDA.