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Edinburgh Blood Donor Centre


41 Lauriston Place,
Edinburgh ,
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Opening times

10am - 12:30pm & 1pm - 4pm
12noon - 3pm & 3.30pm - 7pm
12noon - 3pm & 3.30pm - 7pm
12noon - 3pm & 3.30pm - 7pm
10am - 12:30pm & 1pm - 4pm
10am - 12:30pm & 1pm - 4pm
  • Edinburgh Blood Donor Centre - No walk-in slots currently available.

    Due to the tremendous response from the people of Edinburgh, we don't currently have capacity for walk-in donors. We still need your donations, however, so please make an appointment to give blood - even if it's for some time in the future. To make an appointment email, call 0345 90 90 999, or sign up/sign in to your online donor account.

Session dates and times

Book an appointment to give blood

Giving blood by appointment helps us help patients better. When you book an appointment we know we can rely on your blood type on that date, making it easier for us to regulate blood stocks. That way, we know there will always be enough for patients needs.

There are a number of ways you can make an appointment to give blood.

  • You can call us on 0345 90 90 999, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
  • You can book online, using the online donor account.
  • You can email us at, quoting Edinburgh Blood Donor Centre and your preferred time.

Appointments are available up to four weeks in advance of the session.

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Current blood stock levels across Scotland Tuesday 04 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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