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06 July 2021

New Blood Donor Centre to open at The Centre, Livingston

A new Blood Donor Centre will open in The Centre, Livingston from Monday 2nd August 2021 and be accessible to all West Lothian donors.

06 April 2021

Covid-19: Advice for donors

LIVE DOCUMENT: Our current advice to donors

Three year old Ava from Lochgelly, Fife is waiting for a life-saving stem cell transplant. However, for the second time in four months, she was unable to receive her transplant after her match could not proceed.

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) would like to thank everyone supporting the current Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) blood donation campaign.

Did you know that in Autumn blood donations can decrease by up to 20%? Here are 8 surprising reasons why.

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.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Saturday 24 July

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