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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.

Zika Virus has been found in Florida, so from Monday 3rd October we are introducing some new rules for visitors to this part of the USA.

Why do blood donations decline by up to 20% in autumn and winter? We take a look at how cold weather, runny noses and good TV can all affect this statistic.

05 September 2016

#WeNeedEverybody

It's Organ Donation Week (5-11 September), and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service are proud to support Organ Donation Scotland's #WeNeedEverybody campaign

From Sunday 4 September, we will include a new question on your donor health check: In the last 28 days have you had sex with anyone who has had Zika virus?

25 August 2016

Bobbi's story

Bobbi was born weighing less than 2lbs and needed 11 blood transfusions over the first 2 years of her life.

A week on from the launch of our #MissingType campaign and we're overwhelmed with all your support.

Huge thanks to everyone taking part in #MissingType. It’s not too late to join in - simply remove the A,B or O from your name or message and link with us on Facebook or Twitter.

The #MissingType campaign - which encourages people and organisations to remove the A, B and O from their name to highlight the need for A, B, AB and O blood donors - is trending across the UK

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