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21 February 2024

Are you O Negative?


Are you O Negative? If so we need you. Stocks of this essential blood group are lower than we'd like.

Currently, we are seeing two things:

  • Hospital demand for O Negative is higher than usual, which means NHS Scotland is busy helping patients. Last week we issued 412 units of O Negative (11% more than usual)
  • Our bloodstocks have taken a dip as last week was half term, and many donors were busy with other activities.
  • Please book your appointment, and share this story to help us spread the word!
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Current blood stock levels across Scotland Friday 19 April

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