Blood Donor Program
Each year, thousands of animal's lives are saved with the use of blood products. At VSH, blood component therapy is commonly used for traumatic injuries, parasitic and immune-related disease, for surgical procedures and many other life-threatening problems. As our patient-load grows, our need for quality blood products grows as well.
HOW YOU AND YOUR PET CAN HELP
Your healthy dog or cat has the opportunity to save lives. If your pet meets the requirements and you are interested in participating in this life-saving program, we will set up a screening appointment for your pet. At the time of screening, your cat or dog will be given a physical exam by one of our staff veterinarians. A small amount of blood will be drawn by our Blood Donor Program staff for laboratory screening and typing.
Dogs must be 1-10 years of age, over 50 lbs. and in good health.
Cats must be in-house pets only, 1-12 years of age, over 10 lbs. and in good health.
All donor patients must be on flea and tick preventative in order to participate.
Your pet will be called as needed to donate blood. When your pet is called upon to donate, we ask that you bring your pet in within 2 days of the call, as we are generally in immediate need of blood at that time.
Thank you for your interest in the Blood Donor Program.
If you have any questions,
please call the Blood Bank Team @ (858) 875-7500