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13 November 2023

Book your #FestiveDonation

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We need People Like You to book your appointment to give blood and platelets over the festive period.

Giving blood by appointment helps us help patients better. That’s because when you book an appointment, we know hospitals can rely on you at this important time. We particularly need donors to book in for Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, Hogmanay and the 2nd of January. 

We know that the festive season is a busy time of year for most, with many competing priorities. Travelling for seasonal celebrations, a different routine, a busy calendar, and planning for the festivities can mean that squeezing in a blood donation can be tricky. So it's important we remind everyone that the need for blood doesn't take a holiday, especially over Christmas and into the New Year.

Where are appointments available? 

We have lots of community sessions in towns across Scotland. You can also give in your local donor centre:

To find out if there are any community give blood sessions taking place near you over the festive period, simply search using your postcode or place name in our session finder.

How can I book an appointment? 

You can now book an appointment for over Christmas and New Year by:

We can’t wait to give you a warm welcome.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Friday 24 May

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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