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Blood donor telephone enquiries

0345 90 90 999 (Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm)

Give us a ring if you:

  • want to sign up as a blood donor
  • have any questions about giving blood
  • would like to make or cancel an appointment (this can be done until 5pm the day before the session)
  • need to get medical advice
  • feel unwell after giving blood (medical team on-call 24hrs)
  • suffer any discomfort or problems after giving blood (medical team on-call 24hrs)
  • have doubts about whether your blood should be used after donation


All fields marked *(Mandatory) must be completed.

*Mandatory Alternatively, you can use our compliment, suggestion or complaint form.
What is your date of birth? *(Mandatory)

SNBTS is part of NHS Scotland and is Scotland’s specialist provider of blood, tissues and cells for patients in Scotland. We use personal information from donors to support us in this task.

We keep information about donors and donations for at least 30 years. This is to make sure we meet the legal requirements that apply to providers of blood, tissues and cells.

Data protection law gives you certain rights over how SNBTS uses your personal information. For more information, see our Data Protection Notice

Head office

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

The Jack Copland Centre
52 Research Avenue North
Heriot-Watt Research Park
Edinburgh EH14 4BE

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Regional donor centres

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NHS National Services Scotland

  • Office: 0141 433 5880
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Current blood stock levels across Scotland Tuesday 27 February

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