Blood Donor Clinic
Why is blood needed?
Accidents, surgery and immune-mediated disease are some of the more common reasons that dogs need life saving blood transfusions. And, just like people, dogs have different blood types. Giving a matched blood transfusion minimises the risk of an adverse reaction.
The UCDVH Blood Donor Clinic, run by Professor Carmel Mooney, has proven to be a successful initiative for the Hospital and its clients.
Is Your Dog or Cat a Potential Donor?
If you can answer ’Yes’ to the following questions then your pet could be a suitable blood donor:
- Is your dog over 25kg?
- Is your cat over 4kg?
- Aged between 1-8 years old?
- Fully vaccinated, wormed, healthy and not receiving any medication?
- Has not travelled outside Ireland or the UK?
- Has never received a transfusion?
- Has a good temperament?
What happens during a blood donation at the UCDVH?
If you think your dog - or cat - might be a potential donor and you would like further information, please see our Blood Donor Clinic Brochure for details.