More about giving blood
Blood Donor 24
Blood Donor 24 is a team of emergency response donors who pledge to give blood within 24 hours.
Patients across Scotland rely on platelets, including people with cancer and leukaemia .
How much do you know about your blood? We aim to have six days supply of each blood group at all times.
The journey of donated blood
Each precious blood donation has a very short shelf life. We have to act fast to make sure it goes where it's needed.
Edinburgh: Make an appointment to save lives
Blood donor sessions in Edinburgh Donor Centre are run by appointment.
Why Keith became a platelet donor
Keith from Westhill, Aberdeenshire, tells us about his decision to start giving platelets.
Wild Highlanders brave Loch Ness for annual Vampire Swim
It was a dark and stormy session...
We had a lot of strange new would-be blood donors in today - but none of them were able to give blood. Find out the sorts of things might prevent you from giving blood this Halloween.