LEN IS OUR LATEST DONOR HERO!

Posted: 8th March 2018

'Today Len gave blood for the first time, Len belongs to one of our wonderful nurses Kat and she very kindly allowed Len to donate his blood to help another poorly cat.

Cats can Give Blood!

Many of you may not realise that cats can give blood or indeed we ever need to use it.

Well its just like a blood transfusion in human medicine and sometimes cats require them too.

Unfortunately the pet blood bank as a charity does not offer the option to store feline blood and so we are solely reliant on owners to volunteer their pets in a time of need. At present we don't have a very big list of willing donors here at Vale Vets and Referrals but we are hoping to grow this list by making you aware of this situation.

If you would like to add your cat to our donor list please contact the clinic with your details and we will add you to our list, below are the requirements your cat will need to meet:

Donor requirements:

  • 1-8 years of age
  • Over 4kg in weight
  • Not travelled abroad

Donor benefits when sign up to blood donor list:

  • Full clinical examination
  • Blood typing
  • Screening test for FIV, FeLV and heart disease (proBNP)

Option of complimentary bag of food (3.5kg) or vaccination following each donation

What is involved

  • Light sedation to allow collection quickly and effectively, with minimal stress to the Donor.
  • Monitoring for 2-4 hours after donation, whilst recovering from the sedation
LEN IS OUR LATEST DONOR HERO!

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The Animal Hospital
Stinchcombe
Dursley
Gloucestershire
GL11 6AJ

Telephone: 01453 542092

Email: reception@valevets.co.uk

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Monday - Friday
8am - 8pm

Saturday
8.30am - 4.30pm