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Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Testing

17 March 2022

Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). All donations have been tested for live Hepatitis B since 1972; however in April 2022 testing for previous Hepatitis B infection will begin. This leaflet describes the process and what it means for blood donors.

Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Testing

17 March 2022
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Current blood stock levels across Scotland Monday 04 July

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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