Blood is greatly needed for animal blood banks. Blood is so direly needed that there is often a 4 week waiting period to receive blood products from commercial veterinary blood banks.
VE+CC has established a volunteer community blood bank to help local animals that need blood. Your pet could give the gift of live and save the life of another animal by donating a little blood to our blood bank.
The benefits of registering as an official canine or feline blood donor are multiple.
All potential blood donor candidates receive free basic donor screening to determine whether they are eligible as a donor, including:
- Physical Examination
- Basic Bloodwork
- Infectious Disease Screening
- Blood Typing
Donors will also receive credit for a free blood product for every donation made. Rescue organizations that donate will receive a credit for one unit of blood that can be used by any other dog in their care.
The ideal volunteer for blood donation will be:
- Young to Middle Aged
- Well Behaved
- Meet Weight Requirements
- Cats: 10 lbs or Greater
- Half-Pint Dogs (40 to 69 lbs)
- Full-Pint Dogs (70 lbs. or greater)
- Cats: All Blood Types Needed
- Dogs: Universal Donors Needed
Blood Bank Client and Donor Information Form
Use this form to give us vital information about you and your pet.
Blood Bank Screening Participation Agreement Form
Use this form to authorize the screening of your pet’s blood.