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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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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 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

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

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

Find out more about high spec O negative blood, and why it's so special.

From 5th April onwards, we will be entering your health check responses directly onto the computer at health screening. This means the session will become more efficient in the long run – but you may initially notice a bit of a delay.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Saturday 28 May

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