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04 August 2020

Covid-19: Advice for donors

LIVE DOCUMENT: Our current advice to donors

06 August 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.

This year will see some exciting changes to blood collection in Scotland.

David Mackenzie, who recently gave his 300th donation at Inverness blood donor centre shares his thoughts on his milestone donation.

Patrick Smith gave blood for the first time on his 17th birthday, and continued to give blood regularly even after moving across the country to study chemical engineering at Edinburgh University. He was passionate about blood donation, and strongly encouraged his friends and family to follow in his footsteps.

01 January 2020

Happy new year 2020

Thank you for giving blood in 2019. You're a lifesaver - keep up the good work in 2020!

Zoe Stewart and Paddy Kelly were delighted to find out they were expecting twins. However, their delight changed to worry when Willow and Niamh arrived more than three months early and needed blood transfusions to survive.

Blood donations are vital for treating traffic accident casualties, haemhorrage patients, and rare illnesses such as Sickle Cell anaemia.

Last year we met 'Little Lion Man' Iain Norrie for the first time, as his mum thanked blood donors for saving his life. This year he wanted to say thank you himself.

Our donor centres have different opening hours over Christmas and New Year. Find out when your local centre is open.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Saturday 08 August

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