Pet Blood Bank
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The comfort and health of our donor dogs is of paramount
importance and we aim to make the donation process as relaxed and
enjoyable as possible for all involved.
The appointment is split into two parts:
The vet will go through the following process with your dog
prior to any donation going ahead:
If all is well, your dog will go through to the donation room
where a fully qualified phlebotomist will draw about 450ml of your
Once the donation is made your dog will be brought to the
refreshments area for a well earned drink and snack.
You are then ready to go home, some dogs may want to take it
easy for a little while, but many will get on with their normal
In total, you should allow around 40 minutes for your
appointment, although the actual donation process only takes
between 5 and 10 minutes.
Watch a short video of Lexi giving blood to find
our step by step guide to donation day
our post-donation advice sheet
Annual Blood Health Profile
Each of our donors will be provided with a full haematology and
biochemistry profile on an annual basis. This underlines our
commitment to animal welfare, not only ensuring donors are healthy,
but also helping the owner build up a good picture of their dog's
blood profile which can help to pick up on important changes in
their health over the years.
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More information for prospective donor owners
Potential Donor Questionnaire
Scottish Charity No: 037745