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19 October 2016

If you are a male blood donor with A or AB blood group, we may sometimes put out a special appeal for you to give blood. This is because the plasma in your blood is the most effective for producing Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) and Cryoprecipitate (Cryo). Find out more about these components and how they can be used in this FAQ.

Plasma FAQ (Dec2016)

05 December 2016
(PDF 486KB)

Current blood stock levels across Scotland

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