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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.

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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.

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

A worldwide search helps one Scottish blood donor reach 100 donations.

The results of the RECOVERY trial have shown that the effects of Convalescent Plasma treatment did not substantially benefit patients who were ill with the Covid-19. The trial has now been concluded.

18 January 2021

United we stand

Volunteers from St John Scotland will be helping out at most blood donation sessions across Scotland from today.

With Covid-19 cases surging across the country, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) needs 350 people per week to donate Convalescent Plasma during lockdown - and help save the lives of sick coronavirus patients

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Monday 08 March

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