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.
Coming soon: Online donor accounts roll out to Dundee and Inverness
Donors who give blood at Dundee and Inverness Donor Centres will be the next people in the country invited to use our new online donor accounts.
Blood Donor Week 2019
As blood supplies can drop by 20% over the summer holidays, we ask you to know your blood group and watch bloodstocks.
Booking an appointment to give blood
Giving blood by appointment helps us help patients better. That’s because when you book an appointment, we know hospitals can rely on your blood type on that date, making it easier to regulate blood stocks. That way we know there will always be enough for patients needs.
Top tips for blood donation
Here are some of our top tips for making sure your blood donation runs as smoothly as possible.