The Estonian Blood Transfusion Service consists of four separated blood centers merged to the big hospitals: North Estonia Medical Center’s Blood Center located in capital city of Tallinn, Tartu University Clinic’s Blood Center, Pärnu Hospital Blood Center and East-Viru Hospital Blood Center. All together they collected 55.057 donations in 2017: 30.035 in Tallinn, 16.160 in Tartu, 5.404 in Pärnu and only 3.458 in East-Viru. Estonia has 1,3 million inhabitants. 2,6% of the population is donating blood. Blood components are used in 24 hospitals in Estonia, most of them (20) are supplied by Tallinn’s and Tartu’s Blood Centers. The Blood Transfusion Service action is regulated by the Blood Act and its bylaws (since May 2005). The Estonian Blood Act is in accordance with related European Directives.
- 57 thousand donations
- 1.3 million population