TOBY is a gorgeous Golden Retriever and a Blood Donor. He donates blood for the Pet Blood Bank and is quite literally a lifesaver!
Canine Blood Donors must meet the following criteria:
– must be over 25kg
– aged between 1-8 years old
– never travelled abroad
– fully up to date with vaccinations
– be fit and healthy and not on any medications
– be of a friendly, calm temperament
If you feel your canine companion can help, please follow the link below!
Large dog owners are being asked to support a blood donation session at Ashfield House Vets Long Eaton on 26th February 2017.
A team from charity Pet Blood Bank UK will be welcoming canine donors to the clinic all day and hopes to receive donations dogs which will be used by veterinary surgeons across the UK to help them save the lives of sick and injured dogs.
With more than 1,000 dogs requiring a blood transfusion during 2015, Pet Blood Bank UK provides a 24/7 canine blood bank service for veterinary practitioners across the UK.
Blood collected during donation sessions is taken to its state-of-the-art processing centre in Loughborough where it is separated into red blood cells and plasma products and then stored ready for despatch.
Each unit of blood collected can potentially save the lives of four dogs but it is constantly in need of supplies to keep up with a growing need.
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