What's your blood type?

Thank you registering to become a blood donor and using our blood type test kit.

Taking the test

Please watch this instructional video on how to take the test and read your results.

Detailed instructions are also enclosed within the test kit. Please take the time to read these instructions carefully.

Recording your results

No matter what blood type you are, it is important that you complete and submit the simple form to let us know your results.

Recording your results makes a big difference as it helps us to balance the need for specific blood types with the donations we collect each day.

Female donor carer taking blood donation from female donor

Next steps

As a new donor, you will no doubt be eager to give blood and save lives for the first time.

If you don’t already have an appointment to donate, please book one. You can sign in to book an appointment if you have an online account, or create an account to manage appointments. You can also call us on 0300 123 23 23.

If you can't find an appointment

Please book for the months ahead – your donation will be just as valuable then.

This usually means that hospitals and their patients have all the blood they need, but we do understand how frustrating it can be to wait.

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience to giving your first donation and becoming a blood donor.