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Blood Bank

 

Sometimes our pets, who are members of our family, suffer emergencies and require critically needed blood products to aid in their recovery.

 

Our furry friends can have anemia (low red blood cell count) and clotting problems that require transfusions of red blood cells and/or plasma containing clotting factors. Without these blood products, lives would be lost.

 

VEC is prepared to provide our patients with emergency or routine blood transfusions via our on-site blood bank. This requires the aid of donors to fill the blood bank with the resources patients may need.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Dogs and cats should be good-natured, healthy, and between one and six years old. All pets must successfully complete the free donor screening process. Cats must weight more than 10 pounds and dogs must weigh more than 50 pounds.

 

PROCEDURE

The blood bank will contact you a day or more prior to your pet’s donation. Your cat or dog will spend the day at VEC.

 

Cats are heavily sedated for the donation, and dogs often lie quietly.

A unit of blood will be collected from the jugular vein then processed and stored for later use. Your pet is given fluids, treats, and lots of love!

 


 

BENEFITS FOR DONORS

Free bloodwork, urinalysis, and fecal tests as covered in the screening process

 


 

How much blood is collected?

Cats donate 53 mL and dogs donate 450 mL; this amount is relative based on body size to the amount that is taken from a person who is donating blood.

Can my pet become anemic?

Anemia is very uncommon in our blood donors. To ensure that it is safe for our donors to have their blood collected, we check their red blood cell levels before every donation.

How often can my pet donate?  

Cats can donate every eight weeks at most.   Dogs can donate every four weeks at most.

 


 

YOUR PET CAN GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE

 


 

HOW CAN YOUR PET BECOME A DONOR?

Please Call 2334-2334 to find out more 

 

 

24 Hours Veterinary Emergency Centre (VEC) @ Kennedy Town

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24 Hours Veterinary Emergency Centre (VEC)
4-6, G/F, Shun Fai Building, 19, Hau Wo St, Kennedy Town Hong Kong
24 Hours / 7 Days a Week

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