The Importance of The Pet Blood Bank
At Ace Canine we’re all about dogs their health, development, research, care and the science behind what’s current and what’s coming soon.
We regularly share posts on our Facebook and Insta pages from the Pet Blood Bank UK petbloodbankuk.org on the amazing work they do, where the next blood collections are scheduled and some of the blood donor stars too.
The Pet Blood Bank exists to help save the lives of pets in need, the charity was set up to support vets by providing a blood service for pets, just like the one we have as humans.
Although they don’t have dogs large enough to donate, we were really pleased to hear two of our Ace Canine friends Wendy and Julia have volunteered to help at their local blood collection sessions after seeing the call for extra hands shared on our FB page. On the day they meet and greet the lifesavers, take their photos for the Blood Bank Facebook page, help set up for sessions and the best bit, give plenty of hugs and treats to the donors and chat with their owners.
You can find out more about the Pet Blood Bank here. https://www.petbloodbankuk.org/
For your dog to be a blood donor, they must meet certain criteria. Your dog’s welfare is always our priority and so for them to become a lifesaver, they must be:
- Fit and healthy
- Between one and eight years old
- Weigh more than 25kg
- Have a good temperament.
- Have never travelled outside of the UK and Ireland
- Vaccinated or have an annual titre test after the first year booster*
- Not on any medication
Have a look on their website to find out about volunteering, your dog being eligible to donate and the process and fund raising.
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