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Dog Blood Donors Call By Pets Blood Bank UK in Shortage

Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, Dogs, Blood Donors, Pets, PBBUK )

- 1779 days ago -
Parts of rural Wales are particularly at risk from a UK-wide shortage of donor blood for dogs, according to the only nationwide blood bank. Pets Blood Bank UK (PBBUK) is holding donor recruitment sessions in Wales throughout July.

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mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:51 pm
noted thx Ray. very interesting article!!!!

Barb K (1688)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:08 pm
Awwe.....I'll add this to my prayer list. Thnx Ray.

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:45 pm
Most people don't think of pets giving blood and many if not too stressed out should. I know I give blood before i have an operation or procedure in case something goes wrong. This was really an informative article. Thank You !

Peta Clarke (30)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:50 pm
I saw a great program in Australia where police dogs and dogs in prime condition are checked by the vets for health, blood types and suitability to give blood and then come in every three months to give blood . The dogs are made of fuss of and given a good food treat after. Dogs did not mind and everyone was happy.

Sheila D (194)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:06 pm
What a wonderful idea. Why asn't anyone thought of doing that here?? Nice to see positive ideas, not the cruelty we usually see. Thank you for the article.

. (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:18 am
Pets in shelters can also be boold donors. Reaizing what they went through, this may sound cruel, but, done properly, it has no effect on the animals's emotional health.

Connie O (44)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 9:57 am
Didn't know they had donor blood banks for pets. Why don't they do that in the US?
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