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Thinking about giving blood?

Find out if you're eligible to donate

Can I give blood?

Children at session

Children under 14 can come to session if accompanied by a parent, carer or guardian who is not giving blood.

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Current blood stock levels

To be ready to help Scotland’s patients at any time, we aim to stock six days’ worth of each blood type at all times.

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More about giving blood

Give plasma

You can now give plasma in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, and Inverness blood donor centres.

Give platelets

Patients across Scotland rely on platelets, including people with cancer and leukaemia .

Blood types

How much do you know about your blood? We aim to have six days supply of each blood group at all times.

Been abroad recently?

If you've visited countries with malaria, dengue fever or other tropical virus risks, you might not be able to donate for a while.

Make a difference

Are you the type to save a+ life?

Knowing your blood group is important. You can see your blood type on your donor card, or simply ask next time you give blood.

Blood types

Latest news

08 March 2024

Shingles vaccine

Whether you can give blood depends on the brand of vaccine you have had.

Starting from April 1st, 2024, SNBTS needs to recruit 1,000 plasma donors throughout Scotland. It is currently planned that 350 of these donors will be based in Dundee

We've seen a drop in blood stocks since last week's half term.

Register for our annual conference, Scotblood.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Friday 24 May

We aim to retain 6 days of stocks at any time in order to meet the requirements of patients in Scotland.

Learn more about blood types