Advice for blood donors, including information about the safety of donors and patients, the tests we carry out on blood, and what to do if you feel faint after you give blood.
Tests we carry out on your blood
An explanation of the routine and additional checks we carry out on your blood.
Donor and patient safety is very important to us.
Haemoglobin and iron
More about how we test your iron levels and why it matters.
Bruising and arm pain
Information if you suffer from bruising after giving blood.
Advice if you feel faint after giving blood.
What to do if this rare event occurs.
Find out why you may get an immediate booking to give blood and at other times have to book well in advance.
Got a question about booking to give blood? Check the answers to these frequently asked questions.
Everything you need to know before giving blood or platelets
Post donation advice
Important safety information after you have given blood