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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

We have recently adjusted the way we ask some questions on the Donor Health Check questionnaire.

If you’re due to donate between 5th July and 12th July 2023, you won’t receive a paper invitation - you'll receive an email.

We're marking World Blood Donor Day by thanking blood donors who have given more regularly post pandemic.

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

We are asking a limited number of blood donors to take part in an exciting new project on genetic blood group testing, a technique which allows scientists to extend the amount of blood groups they can identify.

Making the blood supply safer through enhanced testing for blood donors.

Following a guidance update from the Scottish Government, from the 16th of May donors attending sessions will no longer be advised to wear a Fluid Resistant Surgical Mask (FRSM) or face covering.

Some of our donor centres have different opening hours during May. Find out when your local centre is open.

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.

Learn more about blood types