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12 October 2020

Covid-19: Advice for donors

LIVE DOCUMENT: Our current advice to donors

18 September 2020

Find out more about Convalescent Plasma donation

LIVE DOCUMENT: If you've recovered from Covid-19, your plasma might have antibodies which can help others.

From 15 July 2017, donors living in ML5 and ML6 postcodes will be able to give blood as usual.

In the last six years the demand for blood in Scotland has reduced by more than 20%. Consequently we require fewer collection sessions, so you may notice we are not visiting certain towns and villages as often as we have in the past.

Hepatitis A: Update for Donors living in the ML5 and ML6 postcode areas

Meet the doggy donors from the Pet Blood Bank UK who have helped give dogs across the country life saving transfusions.

As any new parent knows, there aren’t enough hours in the day. But for one Midlothian family, finding a spare hour was a top priority.

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD).

Blood donor week is a celebration of blood donors in Scotland: it’s our chance to thank people who save lives.

You may find these leaflets helpful if you have been involved in or affected by a traumatic incident.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Tuesday 20 October

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