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11 January 2021

Covid-19: Advice for donors

LIVE DOCUMENT: Our current advice to donors

11 January 2021

Donor Douglas achieves milestone donation.

Douglas Horne from Westhill in Aberdeen recently received his 500th donation award and recalls why started giving blood in 1968.

England and Scotland's blood stocks are at safe levels. If you have an appointment to give blood in the next few days, please do your best to keep it, particularly if you are blood group O negative.

Important information for donors who live in these areas.

Staff at Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service laboratories in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee have started offering young patients the chance to be trainee scientists for the day.

Young blogger Caitlin Lamont encourages Scotland to give blood

Thank you to Rt Hon Sadie Docherty, Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow who hosted an event at Glasgow City Chambers promoting the give blood campaign.

The Edinburgh University Trading and Investment Club (EUTIC) forwent roses and chocolates this year and instead decided to give blood for Valentine's Day.

Working together to develop stem cell therapies.

Blood donor sessions in the North of Scotland are now run by appointment.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Saturday 16 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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