Risk management at the Blood Service is based on internal monitoring, good management practices and continuous risk assessment. The main goal is systematic and comparable risk management, where widely varying risk levels associated with different parts of the operations and organisation are comparable and can be analysed as a whole. For this purpose the risks are divided into five categories: strategic risks, financial and human resources risks, public image risks, operational risks, and donor and patient safety risks.
Every year, the Management Group assesses the most important risks in the risk management registry, which are then discussed by the Directorate of the Blood Service. If a risk materialises or requires active risk management, a response group is established as necessary. The group takes responsibility for monitoring the risk and for planning and monitoring any corrective measures.