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Knowing your blood group is important. You can see your blood type on your donor card, or simply ask next time you give blood.
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.
Find out what happens to the blood you give.
There are eight major blood groups. What's your type?
Within 24 hours of giving blood, your donation is ready to save lives.
Red cells. White cells. Plasma. Platelets.
What makes your blood so special?
Like all medical treatment, a transfusion should only be given when it is really necessary.
We aim to retain 6 days of stocks at any time in order to meet the requirements of patients in Scotland.