Shown as part of Helsinki Design Week's exhibition To Declare in September, stocking shaped blood packs called The Blood Pack of Santa Claus by Designer Kiseung Lee, were designed to stimulate donations as a generous gesture that is easy to make but could mean the difference between life and death to someone else.
In response to Lee's project, Kaj Kalin, Curator of To Declare wrote;
"The richest countries in the world suffer from over-production and goods bulimia. The biggest problem is no longer lack of possessions, but homes changed to warehouses for them. The question from the beginning of the 1970's, "Necessary or not?", is more timely than ever. What do we really need? Goods and product design have developed through different eras and isms, but we people, whether we are millionaires or not, always and forever have but one heart. Neither has the number or shape of our hands changed over the millennia. Whether we want to be or not, we are all anatomically ancient in the midst of all these novelty products. The act of being brings inevitable vulnerability and uncertainty. Our only certainty is our daily trade in dreams and lies. The important things are always very simple. The greatest gift is to just at the right moment find a personal unquestioning and intimate closeness in another human. Santa's stockings has not been filled with useless Chinese plastic junk."