Stem Cell Registry
Photo: Yle / Tero Kyllönen
The Finnish Stem Cell Registry, which is maintained by the Blood Service, belongs to the global network of registries providing stem cell grafts. Our Registry closely supports the Finnish and Estonian stem cell transplant centres. We recruit voluntary donors to the Registry. We search for compatible donors for patients in need of a stem cell transplant in registers in Finland and other countries. We also organise graft collections from Finnish donors and supply the grafts to transplant centres.
5,345 new members joined the Stem Cell Registry, and at the end of the year we had over 52,000 members. The number has doubled in the past five years. We supplied 126 grafts to stem cell transplant centres treating patients. The Blood Service’s couriers picked up 70 grafts from collection centres in other countries and delivered them to hospitals for the treatment of patients.