IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital
Pet Blood bank

Feline Blood Donation Center Program


Requirements

Feline Blood Donors
Feline blood donors must meet stringent requirements:
  • Must be between 1 - 8 years of age;
  • Must be 9 pounds;
  • Must have never received a blood transfusion;
  • Must be in good general health and current on all vaccinations (proof is required);
  • Must pass comprehensive blood screening, blood typing, and infectious disease screening.
Donor Perks
Through the IndyVet program each donor will receive a yearly stipend to assist in maintaining the wellness criteria that our donors must uphold. This stipend is made payable to your family veterinarian and is to be used as payment toward required wellness services such as annual physical examination, blood work, vaccines, heartworm preventative, and flea and tick preventative.

After each six donations, donors will also receive a Blood Donor Reward Card that can be used at IndyVet for any service (emergency, internal medicine, surgery, and/or ophthalmology).



Could Your Cat Be The Next Hero?

About The Feline Blood Donation Center Program
The IndyVet feline Blood Donation Center provides feline blood for use at veterinary practices throughout Indiana and across the United States.

Cat blood is used by IndyVet and other veterinary hospitals for transfusions during emergency treatments, major surgeries and anemia involving feline patients.

IndyVetís feline Blood Donation Center collects, separates, and stores blood. Each unit of whole blood is broken down into packed red blood cells and plasma. Nothing is wasted and each unit can save 2-4 cats. Feline packed red blood cells have a shelf life of 42 days, while feline plasma can be stored for five years.

Having fresh prepared feline blood product allows IndyVet to treat many life threatening emergencies immediately. This is one factor that allows IndyVet to provide superior services both internally and to hundreds of veterinary practices across the United States.

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