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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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Giving Convalescent Plasma

If you've recovered from Covid-19, you may be in a unique position to help others do the same.

Read about Convalescent Plasma

Current blood stock levels

To be ready to help Scotland’s patients at any time, we aim to stock six days’ worth of each blood type at all times.

See blood stock levels

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

Black patients in Scotland are disproportionately affected by these serious inherited blood disorders. Find out what we do to help.

At the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service we’d like to raise awareness of World Sickle Cell Day today and take the time to say thank you to our blood donors.

This Sunday, on 14 June, countries around the world come together to celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD).

Mother and daughter team up for double donation to save lives.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Friday 10 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