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.
Update on Italy
Those who have recently visited Rome will no longer automatically be excluded from giving blood.
First Minister visits Edinburgh Donor Centre
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP visits the Edinburgh Donor Centre to thank donors and staff for their efforts during the festive season.
Happy New Year
Thank you for giving blood in 2017. You're a lifesaver - keep up the good work in 2018!
Jodie and Charlie's story
Jodie Small lost 45% of her blood during the birth of her first child. Together with husband Charlie, they tell their story - and make an appeal for those who can to give blood.