May 21, 2019
DONOR HEROES WANTED!
Just as we need blood donors for lifesaving measures, our pets also rely on donated blood in times of need. There is a national shortage of blood for dogs, and a single donation can save more than one life.
In partnership with Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, we are hosting a blood donation drive at our hospital in March.
Check out the requirements below and maybe your dog will become a “Blood Donor Hero”.
What: Canine Blood Donation Screening
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: Appointments available from 8am-2pm
Where: Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies (774 Maleta Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80108)
Canine Blood Donor Eligibility:
- 1 – 6 years of age
- Weight 55 lbs or more
- Overall good health
- Friendly disposition
- Current on required vaccinations
- Receives monthly heartworm prevention
- Never received a blood transfusion
STEP 1 – SCREENING
Note: Your dog will receive an initial blood screening test to determine if they are a favorable donor. Initial blood screening includes extended blood typing, chemistry and CBC, Heartworm test, and an Infectious disease screen.
STEP 2 – DONATION
If your dog qualifies to be a donor, we request that they donate six times annually. We will call and arrange the donations at a convenient time for you. Actual blood donation will take place at a later date.
All donors will receive compensation for participation.