Our Blood Donor Program

Help your pup, help other pups by getting involved in our animal blood donation program.

Our animal blood donor program

Pet blood donations can often mean the difference between life and death. Blood transfusions are often a crucial treatment in saving a beloved pet’s life when threatened by illness, disease, trauma, surgery, snake bites, or poisoning incidents.

Unfortunately, blood can only be stored for 1 month, so regular donations from generous fur donors are very welcomed and needed to help us use this life-saving treatment when an emergency strikes.

With medicine, surgery, and advanced diagnostics such as cardiology all together in the same location, our patients benefit from the highest standard of care by our team of vet professionals. Our patient’s care and comfort is our primary focus.

Pet blood donation process

1. Register

We run our own dedicated canine and feline blood bank program to administer life-saving transfusions when required. Our team provides intensive care and monitoring of patients with medical emergencies, recovering from a trauma, or surgery. 

2. Donate

Throughout the process, you can be there with your pet providing cuddles and encouragement. After donating, a bandage will be placed over the collection site.

3. Cuddle

In the 24 hours following your pet’s donation, it is recommended strenuous exercise be avoided, plenty of fresh water be given, as well as a nice meal and a big cuddle.

As a thank you in return for their life-saving donation, our blood donor heroes receive:

  • A full blood analysis
  • Blood typing
  • Lots of praise, cuddles and treats

You will also receive a text when your pet’s blood donation has been used to save a life

Abe, a canine blood donor

How to become a blood donor

Did you know one in three dogs are able to donate blood? The criteria for our canine companions to donate blood are very simple.

Canine blood donor requirements

Could your dog become a blood donor and help us save lives? If your dog meets the following canine blood donor requirements, consider having them join our program.

  • Healthy
  • Weighs at least 25kg
  • Between 1-8 years of age
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations, worming, and other preventatives
  • Has not had a blood transfusion previously
  • Has a calm, trusting temperament
  • Be capable of lying calmly for 5-10 minutes with their owner present while the donation occurs

For more information on what is involved in being a blood donor, visit our Q&A page.

Feline blood donor requirements

We are yet to launch a feline blood donor program.

Interested? Register today

If you think your dog is capable of being a blood donor hero and saving the lives of other beloved dogs in need, please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch shortly.

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