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30 August 2021

Changes to Aberdeen Blood Donor Centre opening hours

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From 3rd September 2021, Aberdeen Donor Centre will be open on Fridays in addition to the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday sessions.

New opening times will be:

  • Tuesday: 2:00pm - 4.00pm and 5:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday: 2:00pm - 4.00pm and 5:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Additional sessions may also be added to help meet the demands of Scotland's patients, as and when required.

Aberdeen Blood Donor Centre now needs to welcome approximately 1480 donors through its doors every month to help maintain hospital blood stocks. To help us achieve this we’ll now also open weekly on Fridays. We hope that the increased range of opening times which now covers mornings, afternoons and evenings, will give our donors more flexibility for future appointments.

Since the start of 2021, over 8000 donations have been collected at Aberdeen Blood Donor Centre and we have welcomed over 750 new donors who gave blood for the very first time.

If you never given blood before, or we’ve not seen you in a while, we’d be delighted to give you a warm welcome.

Aberdeen donors can now give blood on a Friday.

Head of Territory for the Northern Arch, Dr Sylvia Armstrong-Fisher says,

'We are delighted to now offer Aberdeen donors the opportunity to give blood on a Friday at Aberdeen Donor Centre. We would like to encourage new and existing donors to make an extra special effort to give blood in the coming days, weeks and months. If you are fit and well, aged under 66 years old (at first donation), it's important you come forward to book your appointment to give blood.'

  • Please make an appointment to give blood at Aberdeen Blood Donor Centre. You can book your appointment by creating your online donor account at scotblood.co.uk, contacting us online, or by phoning 0345 90 90 999 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Friday 17 September

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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