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.
Patients across Scotland rely on platelets, including people with cancer and leukaemia .
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.
Aberdeen Mum thanks blood donors for saving twins
Zoe Stewart and Paddy Kelly were delighted to find out they were expecting twins. However, their delight changed to worry when Willow and Niamh arrived more than three months early and needed blood transfusions to survive.
Christmas 2019: Festive call for new blood donors
Blood donations are vital for treating traffic accident casualties, haemhorrage patients, and rare illnesses such as Sickle Cell anaemia.
Merry Christmas from Little Lion Man
Last year we met 'Little Lion Man' Iain Norrie for the first time, as his mum thanked blood donors for saving his life. This year he wanted to say thank you himself.
Festive opening hours 2019/20
Our donor centres have different opening hours over Christmas and New Year. Find out when your local centre is open.