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I’ve had my Covid-19 vaccine. Can I give blood?

In most cases, you can make an appointment to give blood eight days after your Covid-19 vaccination.

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New eligibility criteria

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is marking World Blood Donor Day 2021 by introducing new, fairer, ways of working out who can give blood.

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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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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

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16 June 2021

It's in the bag

Fair to say it’s in the bag as first time gay and bisexual men give blood from the 14 June 2021.

14 June 2021

A date to donate

Edinburgh couple make a date to donate on World Blood Donor Day 2021

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is marking World Blood Donor Day (Monday June 14) by introducing new, fairer, ways of working out who can give blood.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Sunday 01 August

We aim to retain 6 days of stocks at any time in order to meet the requirements of patients in Scotland.

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