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14 June 2019

Blood Donor Week: Meet Ruby Rae


Ruby and her family thank blood donors across Scotland - and encourage others to give blood.

Seven year old Ruby has a blood disorder called spherocytosis, which means her blood cells are ball shaped rather than the usual doughnut shape.  Up until last year, this meant whenever she became unwell - even a minor illness, like a cold - she would need blood transfusions. However, since having her spleen removed, Ruby has had a whole new lease of life - and no more blood transfusions.

Parents Lisa and Darren tell us Ruby's story.


  • If Ruby's story has inspired you to give blood, sign up to become a blood donor. 
  • You can search our website to find a blood donation session near you. Alternatively, call us on 0345 90 90 999, or contact us online

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Friday 24 May

We aim to retain 6 days of stocks at any time in order to meet the requirements of patients in Scotland.

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