Skip to content

News

29 April 2022

Scam text messages

We have become aware of scam text messages that look as if they are from an NHS account, informing people of Omicron exposure.

21 January 2022

Covid-19: Advice for donors

LIVE DOCUMENT: Our current advice to donors

Zoe Stewart and Paddy Kelly were delighted to find out they were expecting twins. However, their delight changed to worry when Willow and Niamh arrived more than three months early and needed blood transfusions to survive.

Blood donations are vital for treating traffic accident casualties, haemhorrage patients, and rare illnesses such as Sickle Cell anaemia.

Last year we met 'Little Lion Man' Iain Norrie for the first time, as his mum thanked blood donors for saving his life. This year he wanted to say thank you himself.

Cough, splutter, sniff - it’s about to go viral.

23 September 2019

Living with sickle cell

How blood transfusion saves lives in sickle cell disease.

17 September 2019

Lynsay’s story

In September 2014, Lynsay decided to become a blood donor. Three months later, blood donors saved her life.

Next year's Scotblood conference takes place on the 4th and 5th June 2020.

Edinburgh and Glasgow donor centres have amended opening hours

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Saturday 28 May

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