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FAIR: New donor eligibility questions

From June 14 (World Blood Donor Day), 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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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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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.

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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

We are pleased to announce we will continue to collect plasma for medicines.

Forres donor completes epic run in memory of her Grandfather.

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!

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Thursday 13 May

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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