Wed, 25 Nov | Seaside Greyhounds

Pet Blood Bank

Next Pet Blood Bank at Seaside Greyhounds is Wednesday 25th November! Could your dog be a lifesaver?
Registration is Closed
Pet Blood Bank

Time & Location

25 Nov 2020, 10:00
Seaside Greyhounds, Common Farm, Skegness Rd, Skegness PE24 5NR, UK

About the event

Next Pet Blood Bank at Seaside Greyhounds is Wednesday 25th November! Could your dog be a lifesaver?

For your dog to be a blood donor, they must meet certain criteria.  Your dog’s welfare is always our priority and so for them to become a  lifesaver, they must be:

  • Fit and healthy
  • Between one and eight years old
  • Weigh more than 25kg
  • Have a good temperament
  • Have never travelled outside of the UK and Ireland
  • Vaccinated or have an annual titre test after the first year booster
  • Not on any medication
What type of dog makes a good donor?

In addition to meeting our donor criteria, we are looking for dogs  who are confident and happy being handled. They should enjoy meeting new  people and be comfortable going to the vets. Your dog needs to be  willing and happy to take part in the donation process and show us this  through their behaviour. We want your dog to love coming to see us, to  enjoy being a donor, and be excited by the process. This is why  confident dogs who like meeting new people and getting attention make  excellent donors.

Dogs that are energetic and full of beans are very welcome. As long  as they have a reasonable level of obedience and are confident, they  usually go on to become great donors. Dogs like this often surprise  their owners by being able to lie still for the donation.

If your dog is anxious or nervous, wary of new people or fearful at  the vets, we would encourage you to support us in other ways. Dogs like  this may find the donation process stressful. The welfare of your dog  always comes first.

If your dog meets the above criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please complete our registration form and we will be in touch soon.

Do dogs have blood types?

Just like humans, dogs have different blood types. The two groups we test for are DEA 1 positive and DEA 1 negative. Our service is managed  very carefully by blood type and we particularly need dogs that are more  likely to have negative blood type to register with us. This is because  this blood type can be given to all dogs in an emergency. Find out about blood types in dogs and what breeds are more likely to have negative blood type.

You can register here https://www.petbloodbankuk.org/pet-owners/dog-blood-donation/register-your-dog/

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