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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

Read about the real donors featuring in our new campaign

New ad campaign featuring blood donors from across Scotland launches on World Blood Donor Day 2022.

Wellbank Village Hall opened its doors and welcomed 63 donors from the DD5 and DD4 postcode area on Thursday 12 May 2022.

Find out more about high spec O negative blood, and why it's so special.

From 5th April onwards, we will be entering your health check responses directly onto the computer at health screening. This means the session will become more efficient in the long run – but you may initially notice a bit of a delay.

From April 2022 onwards we’ll be asking about your ethnicity to help match blood profiles to patients more effectively.

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service has begun testing to find out whether donors have had Hepatitis B in the past.

Information on when you can give blood after travel outside the UK.

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