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Low haemoglobin and blood donation

25 November 2020

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

Low haemoglobin and blood donation Nov 2020

25 November 2020
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Current blood stock levels across Scotland Sunday 24 January

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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