In the future, we hope to expand our service to include a blood bank for cats in the UK. As more information becomes available, we will update this page.
In the meantime, if you feel your cat would be a suitable blood donor, you can register them with us. We are looking for large healthy cats who enjoy being handled and spending time around people.
To be considered as a donor, cats should be:
- Fit and healthy
- Between 1 and 10 years old
- Weigh more than 4kg
- Up to date with vaccinations
- Up to date with flea and worm treatments
- Not on any medication
- Have never travelled abroad
- Have never had a blood transfusion
- They can be indoor or outdoor cats
By registering your cat with us, it means we can get in touch with you when our plans for the feline blood bank progress. When this time comes, we will discuss the suitability of your cat with you in more detail and explain what to expect if you bring them to donate.
It may be some time before you hear from us due to the complexities involved in launching this service. We will let you know as soon as we have more information available.
You can also speak to your own vet as many keep a register of local cats who can donate blood. This means that if an emergency arises where a cat needs blood, they can ask you to come in with your cat to help.
Until our feline blood bank service becomes available, we will continue to provide support and advice to vets on cats. We can supply all the collection equipment they need to collect blood from donor cats, equipment for blood administration, including typing and cross match kits, as well as education on transfusion medicine in cats.