Blood Transfusion Service in Estonia
There are four blood collection and processing facilities in Estonia, belonging to the hospitals in four directions – North, South, West and East. Blood centres in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu and Kohtla-Järve are independent from each other, but working under the umbrella of the common legislation which regulates collection, testing, processing and quality issues.
Tributes to donors
Eha Laanbek, 56, needed a transfusion on 27 January 2009 and today she considers that date to be her second birthday. After a minor gynaecological procedure at Hiiumaa Hospital, Eha experienced internal bleeding. Her health deteriorated over a short period of time, reaching a critical condition, and she was airlifted to Mustamäe Regional Hospital in … Read more