|UC Davis VMTH Room 1064, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, Ca 95616|
|M-F 8am-5pm plus Saturday appointments|
|(530) 752-1393 for appts|
The UC Davis Veterinary Blood Bank is part of the Transfusion Medicine Service at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The Transfusion Medicine Service is responsible for providing specialized blood products for many of the species treated at the VMTH: dogs, cats, horses, cows, goats, pigs, sheep, and camelids.
In addition to providing blood products, the Transfusion Medicine Staff also collects, processes, and stores adult stem cells for use in equine patients, runs advanced coagulation testing, and performs transfusion-related research.
Canine Blood Donors
A community-based canine blood donor program was implemented in February 2008. it functions similar to a human blood bank, with one exception: the donors are screened at an initial exam, and then return to donate once all of their tests have been cleared.
We are, and will always be, looking for canine blood donors.
Dogs must be: 1-8 years old, 55+ pounds, current on flea/heartworm/tick preventative medications, and never have been pregnant. If you think you and your dog might be interested in saving lives, please give us a call.
If you cannot bring your dog in to donate during the week there is a solution: Saturday appointments are offered too!!
Saturday appointments run from 9am-3:30pm.
Before their community donor program was started, the VMTH relied on a group of dogs that lived in the hospital for blood donations. The old blood bank had worked closely with rescue groups to take in unwanted dogs. Many of the dogs were slated to be euthanized due to behavioral issues. The dogs would taken in and trained to become proper canine citizens. They would then be adopted out after 2-3 years of service. With our new program, ALL of our in-house dogs need homes. They are all over 55 pounds, and are at least 3 years old. There are only a few more dogs that needs homes. Please consider adopting a hero!
Please visit our Petfinder site http://petfinder.com/shelters/CA1360.html to see our dogs.
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