Generosity Knows No Breed… Give Blood. Give Life!

To Schedule a Blood Donation Appointment Please Call: 520-795-9955

Why would my cat or dog need a blood transfusion?
Cats and dogs, like people, may need a blood transfusion. Every month we see cat and dogs that need blood because they have been hit by a car, have a blood clotting problem, develop stomach ulcers or have immune system disorders that lead to blood cell destruction. To meet this need, we have developed a blood donor program.

Do dogs and cats have blood types?
Yes, dog and cats, just like human, have blood types: However, we can only use animals with universal blood types in our donor program. Pets receiving a universal blood type are less likely to react to the blood. Unfortunately, pets with universal blood types are uncommon. A small sample of your pet’s blood is all that is required to determine if your pet is a universal donor.

What are the criteria for my pet to be a blood donor?

Dogs:

  • 60 pounds or more in body weight
  • 1 to 7 years of age, depending upon breed
  • Good health
  • Good disposition
  • Available for a minimum of 4 donations per year

Cats:

  • 10 pounds or over in body weight
  • 1 to 8 years of age
  • Strictly indoor only cats
  • Good health
  • Good disposition
  • Available for a minimum of 4 donations per year

What are the benefits to me if my pet is selected to be a blood donor?

  • A complete physical examination is provided to your pet at no charge each time your pet donates blood. Your pet’s health is of utmost importance to us.
  • Blood donor profile and heartworm screening is provided annually at no charge.
  • Routine vaccination for DHLPP, FVRCP and rabies are performed at no charge
  • Heartworm preventative is available at no charge for your pet.
  • Finally, there is the satisfaction that another pet’s life can be saved by your pet’s donation!

NOTE: To be eligible for these benefits your pet must donate blood at least (4) four times per year. These benefits are available for a period lasting only (6) six months after your pet’s last donation.