We collect blood from donors at organised collection sessions in locations throughout the UK. The blood donated at these sessions is taken to their state of the art processing unit in Loughborough where it is processed into red blood cells and plasma products. It is then stored, ready to be supplied to veterinary practices across the UK.
Advancing Transfusion Medicine: Pet Blood Bank uk supports the advancement of veterinary transfusion medicine. Their highly qualified staff are passionate about sharing their knowledge in order to increase awareness and understanding of the role blood products can play in helping to save lives.
Lectures on blood banking and basic transfusion medicine are provided across the UK with educational workshops held at veterinary conferences, universities and in veterinary practices.
We also have an ongoing research programme into the welfare aspects of and the science behind the production and clinical use of blood products.
Canine Donor Criteria:
If you would like your dog to be considered as a donor there are certain criteria that they need to meet.
- be aged between one and eight years old
- weigh more than 25kg
- have a good temperament
- never have travelled abroad
- be up to date on all vaccinations
- be fit and healthy
- not be on any medication