A huge thank you to all those doggy heroes who came into practice on Saturday under the threat of Storm Ciara to give blood. This is Maddie who received a special badge for her 10th successful Pet Blood Bank UK session. Every unit of blood donated can help save up to 4 dogs’ lives, so Maddie’s donations could have helped save up to 40 of our four-legged friends! Amazing!
Pet Blood Bank UK always looking for new donors. Like people, dogs have different blood types, and the two groups Pet Blood Bank test for are DEA 1 Positive and DEA 1 Negative. DEA 1 Negative can be given to any dog in an emergency, so Pet Blood Bank are particularly keen to register breeds that are more likely to have this type. These include: Airedale Terriers, American Bulldogs, Border Collies, Boxers, Dobermans, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Bull Terriers, Flat Coated Retrievers, German Shepherds, Greyhounds, Lurchers, Old English Sheepdogs, Pointers and Weimaraners.
Could your dog be a Pet Blood Bank hero? Interested in finding out more? Check out the criteria for becoming a doggy donor and access links to Pet Blood Bank registration here!