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Children at session

Children aged 12 and over are welcome to attend session with parent, carer or guardian.

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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.

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More about giving blood

Give plasma

You can now give plasma in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, and Inverness 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.

Been abroad recently?

If you've visited countries with malaria, dengue fever or other tropical virus risks, you might not be able to donate for a while.

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

Today marks the start of Blood Donor Week 24, leading into World Blood Donor Day on Karl Landsteiner’s Birthday, Friday, 14 June. And what a special week for Scotland it is.

Germany-bound Partick Thistle fans gather at Firhill for a special #GiveBeforeYouGo event.

Help support Scotland's patients during the Euros.

The IBI is one of the largest UK Public Inquiries conducted to date.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Saturday 13 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