The Blood Service employs around 500 professionals and experts in their own fields in 9 cities: Espoo, Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Oulu, Seinäjoki, Tampere, and Turku.
The Finnish Red Cross Blood Service (FRCBS) is centrally responsible for Finland's national blood product supply. Its tasks include donor recruitment, organising donation sessions, and blood collection. In addition, the Blood Service tests the donated blood, manufactures and stores blood products and distributes them to hospitals. The Blood Service also handles the forwarding of stem cell transplants, tissue typing of organ and stem cell transplants, and certain blood-related laboratory tests. We also do scientific research within our sector.
Most of our staff work in the Blood Service Centre in Kivihaka, Helsinki, where many of the Blood Service operations, such as blood product manufacturing and distribution, laboratory services, medical services, research and development, support services and quality control, have been centralised. The blood service offices and the mobile blood service employ almost 200 people in different parts of Finland. They take care of the collection of blood and organisation of mobile blood service events in the near areas.
Staff well-being is of special importance for us, and we want to offer our employees an excellent workplace. The Blood Service has been granted the Great Place to Work® certification in recognition of its long-term efforts to build a good workplace.