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New 'People like you' campaign

World Blood Donor Day sees the launch of our new campaign, featuring real donors from around Scotland.

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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

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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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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

Wellbank Village Hall opened its doors and welcomed 63 donors from the DD5 and DD4 postcode area on Thursday 12 May 2022.

As Covid-19 guidance continues to change, new rules are in place to keep our donor sessions as safe as possible.

29 April 2022

Scam text messages

We have become aware of scam text messages that look as if they are from an NHS account, informing people of Omicron exposure.

Some of our donor centres have different opening hours during May. Find out when your local centre is open.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Monday 04 July

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