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01 December 2023

Scoring tries on the field and saving lives off of it

Best known for scoring tries for Glasgow Warriors and Scotland, Ollie Smith is also a dedicated blood donor.

28 November 2023

Scotland needs superstar platelet donors this Christmas

There are 1,097 platelet donors across Scotland, and every single one of them is a star. However, this festive period, we need to find a few superstar donors

On Wednesday 12 December 2018, Bill Kidd MSP invited MSPs to meet with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) at the Scottish Parliament.

Dingly's Motorcycle Club undertook their festive-themed Blood Run last week, to the delight of those they zipped past.

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Blood donor sessions in Edinburgh Donor Centre are run by appointment.

Laura Hulse from Cromarty (near Inverness) explains why she takes part in the event.

We had a lot of strange new would-be blood donors in today - but none of them were able to give blood. Find out the sorts of things might prevent you from giving blood this Halloween.

30 October 2018

Keith's story

Keith from Westhill, Aberdeenshire, tells us about his decision to start giving platelets.

From 1st October 2018, Dundee blood donors will be able to donate until 3:30pm on a Friday, while the Wednesday session will close at 1:30pm.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Friday 08 December

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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