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About Blood

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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

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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Journey of donated blood

Find out what happens to the blood you give.

Journey of donated blood

Tell me about blood types

There are eight major blood groups. What's your type?

Blood types

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Monday 25 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