Could your dog be a lifesaver?

We’re just like the human blood service, but for pets! We run donation sessions across the country where you can bring your dog to give blood and help save the lives of other dogs.

The blood is taken to our processing centre in Loughborough where it is separated into different products. It is then stored and sent out to vets when they need it for an unwell dog. We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure blood is always available.

We work with dog owners who understand the importance of having lifesaving blood available. We manage our service very carefully by blood type to ensure we always have enough stock of each type. We will only ask a dog to donate blood when we know we need it.

As demand is increasing, we need more lifesaving dogs to register with us. If your dog meets our donor criteria, and especially if they are likely to have negative blood type, we would love to hear from you!

Every unit of blood helps save up to four other lives, saving thousands of lives every year. By joining our community of lifesaving donors, you are ensuring blood will always be available for dogs when they need it.

Find out more about your dog becoming a lifesaver
Can your dog donate blood?

View our donor criteria

Dog blood types

Learn about the different blood types in dogs

Looking after our donor dogs

Welfare is always our top priority

What happens at a donation session?

Watch our video to see what happens when you come to a donation session

What happens to your dog's blood?

The journey of your dog’s blood after a donation

How your dog’s blood helps

Meet some of the dogs donated blood has helped to save

Find your nearest donation session

Use your postcode to find a donation session near you

Register your dog

Register your dog to join our lifesaving community

Dog owner FAQs

Have a question for us? Check here first

Pet Blood Bank guidance for donor owners on coronavirus

Guidance and advice for pet owners