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Contact your local transfusion lab

Published on 30 January 2019

Our clinical transfusion laboratories in Scotland, sometimes called blood banks, are based in:

  • Aberdeen
  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Inverness

All our labs provide a 24/7 service, offering:

  • pre-transfusion and antenatal testing
  • issue of blood and blood components compatible for transfusion to patients as
  • support for emergency transfusion
  • a limited test repertoire is available outside routine hours

Contact your local transfusion laboratory

You should always contact your local lab for advice about local services.

If you need to speak to one of our consultants out of hours, your can contact the national on-call consultant:

  • Telephone: 07559 915 600

If your transfusion laboratory is not listed here, the service will be provided by your local NHS board.

Aberdeen

Aberdeen Blood Transfusion Centre
Foresterhill Road
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZW

The Aberdeen Royal Infirmary blood bank laboratory operates a 24 hour service:

  • Telephone: 01224 552 322, 01224 552 512

The Dr Gray's Hospital (DGH) blood bank laboratory operates a 24 hour service:

  • Telephone: 01343 567 479

Dundee

East of Scotland Blood Transfusion Centre
Level 6
Ninewells Hospital
Dundee
DD1 9SY

A 24 hour direct dial is available for the Dundee blood transfusion lab:

  • Telephone: 01382 632 953

For clinical advice during routine hours:

Telephone: 01382 645 166

Edinburgh

2nd Floor
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA

A 24 hour direct dial is available for the Edinburgh blood tranfusion lab:

  • Telephone: 0131 242 7501, 0131 242 7502

To contact a Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) consultant or registrar:

  • Telephone: Call the switchboard on 0131 536 1000 and ask for the BTS registrar, bleep 2215 or direct dial 0131 242 7524.
  • From 7pm to 9am you should call the switchboard on 0131 536 1000 and ask for the BTS registrar.

Glasgow

West of Scotland Blood Transfusion Centre
25 Shelley Road
Glasgow
G12 0XB

A 24 hour direct dial is available for the blood transfusion laboratory:

  • Telephone: 0141 433 5806

To contact a Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) consultant or registrar during routine hours:

  • Telephone: Call the switchboard on 0141 433 5800

Inverness

Inverness Blood Transfusion Centre
Raigmore Hospital
Inverness
IV2 6HB

The Raigmore Hospital blood bank laboratory operates a 24 hour service:

  • Telephone: 01413 704 216

Our accreditation and standards

Our transfusion laboratories operate under the SNBTS blood establishment licence and are accredited by UKAS. There is a common quality management system across all sites.

In addition the laboratories share a blood transfusion LIMS (Traceline) as well as having the same equipment for testing patient samples. They operate to the same national policies and standard operating procedures.

There is some variation in laboratory practice according to local clinical need.