Red Cross Finland Blood Service
THE BLOOD SERVICE is a financially and operationally independent section of the Finnish Red Cross. We are responsible for supplying blood products all over Finland in a centralised manner. Our tasks include organising blood donations and collecting blood as well as testing donated blood, manufacturing blood products and distributing them to hospitals. We provide healthcare sector services such as blood cross-matching, tests needed for organ, tissue and stem cell transplants, and coagulation factor and thrombocyte assays. The Blood Service performs blood group and blood group antibody tests for all pregnant women in Finland. The Blood Service also hosts the Finnish Stem Cell Registry, which provides stem cell grafts for stem cell transplantations. Our strong expertise is built on in-house research and development, which forms the foundation for safe blood transfusions and novel cell therapies now and in the future.