Sunday, March 20, 2011
Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank
The donors for the EVBB are pet dogs from every walk of life. These canine heros are called upon every 2 months donate blood. Each contribution is processed into blood products that can aid up to 4 dogs in need.
Donors must weigh at least 35 pounds and be between the ages of 9 months and 7 years and be available to donate 4 - 6 times a year and commit to donating for at least one year. As a benefit, donors will receive annual blood tests for heartworm disease, chemistry panels and complete blood counts to help monitor their health. In addition, should donors ever require a transfusion, they will receive a free unit of blood or plasma for each unit donated. Of course, each time dogs donate they receive lots of biscuits and plenty of TLC.