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High haemoglobin and blood donation

08 October 2021

Every time you come to give blood, we test your haemoglobin levels first. If you have too much haemoglobin we won’t be able to take your blood this time around. This leaflet explains why, and gives advice on helping decrease your haemoglobin levels.

High haemoglobin and blood donation (Oct 2021)

08 October 2021
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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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