Pet Blood Bank UK
Vets Now is proud to support and partner Pet Blood Bank UK, the country’s only canine blood bank, where a single unit of blood can save the lives of four dogs.
Just like in human medicine, dogs often need blood transfusions when they’re sick or injured.
At Vets Now, we treat more than 120,000 pet emergency cases every year so we know how vital blood transfusions are and how important it is to have quick and easy access to this blood.
That’s why — in 2007 — we funded the creation of Pet Blood Bank UK, the country’s first and only animal blood bank charity.
It specialises in providing a canine blood bank service for all vets across the UK, giving them timely access to blood for use in emergencies and in providing critical care to dogs.
Pet owners kindly bring their much loved canine companions to donate at collection sessions across the country. See our video of what happens at a donation session.
This blood is then processed and separated into different blood products and supplied to veterinary practices across the UK, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including Vets Now clinics and hospitals.
To date, Pet Blood Bank UK has supplied more than 27,000 units of blood and helped save the lives of thousands of dogs.
Now an independent charity Vets Now is very proud to continue to support and partner Pet Blood Bank UK, where a single unit of blood can save the lives of four dogs.
If you’d like to find out more about the work of Pet Blood Bank UK visit its website.
Spaniel Buddy was in a critical condition after swallowing rat poison and would be dead without the blood he received from a Vets Now emergency vet.Read Buddy's story
On the 14th of June, we’ll be joining countries around the globe in celebration of World Blood Donor Day. This year we’re taking the opportunity to raise awareness that dogs need blood just as much as we do, supporting the 2017 themes of emergency giving.
Owners will discover their dog’s blood type at this unique event – a valuable piece of information should they ever be faced with an emergency situation where their dog needs blood.
Not only this, their dogs will also be invited to give blood at a later date to help save the lives of other much loved canine companions.
To register for this event, please click here and select a 10-minute appointment slot with our team.
G. Martin Toby the dog
When I took Toby to a Pet Blood Bank UK session, the team made him feel very special. The collection took about 10 minutes, and he was encouraged to lie down and relax, with me by his side, talking to and stroking him.
Vets Now is proud to support and partner the independent charity, Pet Blood Bank UK, where a single unit of blood can save the lives of four dogs.Register as a blood donor