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I’ve had my Covid-19 vaccine. Can I give blood?

If you've had a Covid-19 vaccine (or booster vaccine) as part of the UK vaccination programme, you can book in to give blood 48hrs after your jab.

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Covid-19: Advice for donors

Our live document sets out our most up-to-date advice for donors, including your eligibility to donate

Read our donor advice

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.

See blood stock levels

More about giving blood

Give plasma

You can now give plasma in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee 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.

Blood Donor 24

Blood Donor 24 is a team of emergency response donors who pledge to give blood within 24 hours.

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

David first gave blood as a teen in 1966, and has donated regularly ever since.

After ten blood transfusions in two months, six-year old Freya finally made it home for her family Christmas in 2020.

The Dundee mum's life hung in the balance when her organs failed after giving birth.

Scottish hospitals are currently supplied by the smallest pool of blood donors this century, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service has revealed.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Wednesday 26 January

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