Canine blood donors must meet stringent requirements:
Every 5th donation, your pet hero will receive:
The IndyVet Canine Blood Donation Center provides canine blood for use at veterinary practices throughout Indiana and across the United States. Dog blood (K9) is used by IndyVet and other veterinary hospitals for transfusions during emergency treatments, major surgeries and anemia involving canine patients.
IndyVet’s canine 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 dogs. Canine packed red blood cells have a shelf life of 42 days, while canine plasma can be stored for five years.
Having fresh prepared canine blood product allows IndyVet to treat many life threatening emergencies immediately. Having fresh blood products allows IndyVet to provide superior services internally as well as providing blood products to hundreds of veterinary practices across the United States.