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

In most cases, you can make an appointment to give blood eight days after your Covid-19 vaccination.

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FAIR: New donor eligibility questions

From Summer 2021, the questions we ask before you give blood will change.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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

Find out what's changing in Summer 2021

Gordon has made over 100 donations. He celebrated by bringing some sweet treats to Aberdeen Donor Centre, made by the niece who inspired him to start giving blood 20 years ago.

Not all blood types can be given to all patients and we must keep 6 days stocks of all 8 blood groups, but how do we do it? Let's share with you the balancing act that is blood stocks!

Clinical trials of Convalescent Plasma trials have reached completion.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Wednesday 14 April

We aim to retain 6 days of stocks at any time in order to meet the requirements of patients in Scotland.

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