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Pet Blood Bank are searching for dog donors to find rare blood type

Each contribution is able to save up to four dogs' lives

Paul McAuley

Posted 2 months ago ago

Donor Dog Jack. Pet Blood Bank UK

Dog owners across Merseyside are being asked to donate their pet's blood to save others in need.

Pet Blood Bank UK is a charity that helps save the lives of pets in need through blood donation from other animals.

The process is similar to the human system and every unit donated can help save up to four lives.

Now, they are calling on pet owners in Liverpool and their surrounding areas to consider their own dogs to become donors as they desperately need a rare blood type.

The charity is calling out for owners of the following breeds specifically to consider donating: Basset Hounds, Bearded Collies, Curly Coated Retrievers and Salukis.

All four breeds are more likely to have the vital negative blood type, a type which is in high demand, as it can be given to any dog in an emergency.

Donor Dog Alfie. Pet Blood Bank UK

Donors must be between the ages of one and eight, weigh over 25kg, be confident, fit, and healthy.

Nicole Osborne, a spokesperson for PBB, said: "We are always looking for more fabulous dogs to come forward and join our lifesaving community of blood donors. Every unit of blood a dog gives can help to save the lives of up to four other dogs, so it really does make such a huge difference.

"Negative blood is in very high demand because this can go to any dog in an emergency. If your dog meets our donor criteria, and particularly if they are one of the breeds we know are more likely to have negative blood type, we would love to hear from you!"

Dog owners can visit the following practices to donate:

  • White Cross Vets and Rutland House in St. Helens
  • Animal Trust in Ellesmere port
  • Or slightly further afield is Vets4Pets in Leigh.

Donor Dog Roxy. Pet Blood Bank UK

The charity run sessions across the country where owners bring their much-loved companions to give blood.

It is taken to a processing centre in Loughborough where it is separated into different products. It is then stored and sent out to vets when needed.

Find out more and register your dog by visiting here

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