Feline blood donors must meet stringent requirements:
Every 5th donation, your pet hero will receive:
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.
IndyVet’s 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. Having fresh blood products allows IndyVet to provide superior services internally as well as providing feline blood products to hundreds of veterinary practices across the United States.