Unlike in human hospitals we are not permitted by law to collect and store blood supplies for animal use. Severe sudden blood loss can be life threatening and a blood transfusion could be the only way to save a dog’s life.
We are therefore dependent on the help of willing volunteers who can come in at short notice and allow us to collect blood from their dog for transfusion.
There are a few criteria your dog must meet before becoming a blood donor
- It must be over 25kg (55lb) in weight
- It must be fully vaccinated
- It must be fit and healthy
- It should be between 1 and 6 years old
If your dog meets these criteria and you would be willing for your pet to provide a lifeline for a fellow dog in need, please let us know.