Many people don't realize that there is a need for furry blood donors, but blood is needed to save the lives of injured and sick animals. Quality emergency and critical care cannot be achieved without the availability of blood. Wheatridge Animal Hospital operates Denver Veterinary Blood Bank, the only 24-hour, full service animal blood bank in the Metro Denver area. The demand for life-saving blood products continues to increase and Denver Veterinary Blood Bank is welcoming new donors to help meet these needs and save more lives.
To qualify as a canine blood donor, your dog needs to be between the ages of 1 and 7, weigh over 50 pounds, have a friendly disposition, be in overall good health, and not on any meds except Thyroid or heartworm/tick preventative. Each donation takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
To learn more about blood donation, visit the website for Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital.