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Thu, Nov 1 | By Matt Van Hoven | 334

With the availability of pet insurance and high tech medical procedures, more and more pet lovers are opting to put their furry loved ones under the knife. But cardiac vet Dr. Dan Brockman says blood needed during animal surgery is the… more ›

Pet Health: UK Calls for Dog Blood Bank
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EddieP
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EddieP
6 years ago

I had never thought of this before reading this article. I will talk to my vet I would hate the thought of my cat needing blood and not being able to get it because there was not any to receive

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penny m.
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penny m.
6 years ago

The fact some object that dogs may be "forced" to donate is strange since dogs are forced to wear collars, be vaccinated, go poo and pee on demand, stay where we wish them , eat what we choose to give them and myriad other restrictions on their freedom to choose. C'mon, it is a small imposition on them and most , being dogs and so pretty giving, would not mind it it they were to choose.

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collyn f.
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collyn f.
6 years ago

but if it would have been thought of earlier we could have saved so many other animals

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collyn f.
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collyn f.
6 years ago

not a bad idea!!

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Mybffmojo
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Mybffmojo
6 years ago

that's a really good idea... can't believe they didn't think of it earlier

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Theresa
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Theresa
6 years ago

The local college uses donor dogs on a regular basis. The dogs are real calm through the process and appear to not be bothered by the process. I think it is a good idea to have a dog blood bank. Just dont stock up on more than is really needed.

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cathi g.
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cathi g.
6 years ago

i would be in favor of having a name bank with the names of the dogs who are potential donors. i dont think its wise to have the blood in the bank. its doesnt last long enough to keep it indefinately

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Shirley B.
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Shirley B.
6 years ago

The idea raises too many questions for me. I find the entire process revolting. Blood is too fragile to store very long and maintain quality. Do they know how long it takes a dog to replenish the blood he gave? Some ideas are best left alone. This is one of them.

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Cassie3
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Cassie3
6 years ago

I'm ashamed to say that I've never thought about this. What a good idea.

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Tami T.
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Tami T.
6 years ago

Great idea!

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LadySephiroth
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LadySephiroth
6 years ago

this is a good idea and hopefully it will be a help to dogs needing surgery.

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Felicia
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Felicia
6 years ago

wow never knew that about the dogs blood not needing a match.

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Roxann
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Roxann
6 years ago

We (the hospital I used to work at) were the local blood bank. Some blood was from owners pets with permission of course and some came from shelter pets.

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Charmedone92
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Charmedone92
6 years ago

I definitely like the idea of this because it will help dogs in the future during surgeries and other things like that.

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

Wish humans could donate to animals too

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Lindsey M.
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Lindsey M.
6 years ago

I heard that Ohio State has a program like this and they use retired greyhounds that they rescue from being put down and vet and than find new homes for the dogs.

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Beaglemutz
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Beaglemutz
6 years ago

We need to have this here. Ohio State accepts donations but not enough people know about it. I heard greyhounds are excellent donors.

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dana R.
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dana R.
6 years ago

This is very important. Transfusions can save a life and are crucial. Penn comes around with their dog blood mobile, so it's kind of cool. All the different blood types, it's sometimes hard to find a dog that can be used.

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Janicevarley
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Janicevarley
6 years ago

I never knew that animals needed blood during surgery. I feel a little ignorant now. With that said, I would guess that a wait-and-see-what-happens-in-the-UK attitude would be best.

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Zoolover
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Zoolover
6 years ago

If dog blood is universal The vets always have dogs for this. Just call the owners of your clinic and ask. I think that most animal owners would not think twice on donating their pets blood. Cats on they other hand might need a sibling for blood.

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Bailiesmom
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Bailiesmom
6 years ago

I think that England is far more advanced in animal welfare than we are. I do have friends who have donated their dogs' blood to local vets. There is a need people just aren't all that aware of it.

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Jessica R.
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Jessica R.
6 years ago

interesting article, I didnt know blood types didnt have to match for canines.

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Margene  W.
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Margene W.
6 years ago

Sounds like a good idea as long as it is not abused.

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George P.
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George P.
6 years ago

I think as long as there is no funds involved it could work. You know there will be the greedy who will do anything for money. But if I knew that my dog's blood could save the life of another dog, I would do it. But then again, I would do almost anything to help save animals. Almost.

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Ed D.
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Ed D.
6 years ago

Sooner or later society will wake up to the fact that selling body parts, including blood, is a huge business that makes lots of money. The whole situation needs to be thought through and re-addressed. When we start working on it for humans, we can be thinking about it for animals, too. Blood saves lives, no question. It's an important issue with or without the money angle.

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Gracie88
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Gracie88
6 years ago

If they offer doughnuts and juice with donations, I think dogs would sign up!!

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PackLeader1
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PackLeader1
6 years ago

Thumbs down. Bad idea.

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Ourstaff
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Ourstaff
6 years ago

I think it is a good idea for dogs and cats. I hope that when it happens they will have a way for owners to donate and get reduced rates when they need it for their pets surgery

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Mrmemyers
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Mrmemyers
6 years ago

good idea

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Tutidoggy07
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Tutidoggy07
6 years ago

this is a good idea! have a donating movement!

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Charlotte C.
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Charlotte C.
6 years ago

I think this is a great idea. Anything we can do to better the lives of our pets or the lives of other pets. Getting your dog to donate blood is a wonderful idea.

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Kim W.
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Kim W.
6 years ago

I think this is a good idea and will help all pets if they need surgery or help to get better!

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Karen S.
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Karen S.
6 years ago

Whta a terrific aidea and one that I have never thought about. I would take my dog to donate blood if I had the information.

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Dee
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Dee
6 years ago

We rarely consider this a concern for pet safety.

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CORIU
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CORIU
6 years ago

there is a local vet clinic that takes blood donations from pets and you get free screenings for your pet in exchange, I think it's a great program.

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Weebles88
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Weebles88
6 years ago

sounds kinda risky

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Amber K.
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Amber K.
6 years ago

i think this is a good idea. it never accured to me where they would get the blood for a surgery. well i think this is a good idea and i wish it would happen in the states!

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Kathy S.
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Kathy S.
6 years ago

i was wondering if the states will start to do something like this. we need it here to

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Nurse4u92
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Nurse4u92
6 years ago

How about auto-transfusions? This is where blood is collected a month or so before a procedure, and kept refreigerated(perhaps even frozen),and is then transfused back into the individual ( in this case,the pet) after having the surgery.

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Ahughes
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Ahughes
6 years ago

I fully support canine and feline blood banks! If there is a need and an interested party, lets do it!

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michelle w.
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michelle w.
6 years ago

hmm i need to ask my vet if they do this type of work

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Maxinerauh
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Maxinerauh
6 years ago

this is really good that they'e aware of something so important that they need and that they'e starting something to help it

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Furls
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Furls
6 years ago

This sounds like it could be very helpful as long as procedures and limitations are in place. Safety first!

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shelia s.
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shelia s.
6 years ago

I wasn't even aware of this or had even thought about this. I think it would be great if we could get something like this in the states.

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Stephanie
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Stephanie
6 years ago

I think this is great. I've seen situations where a little Chi chi needed a blood transfusion and only dog around was a universal donor, a grey hound. That dog saved the chi chi. canine blood drives would be neat to have and maybe the idea for cat matches as well.

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Amanda V.
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Amanda V.
6 years ago

This is a very good idea and I hope it catches on!

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Sarahbell
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Sarahbell
6 years ago

If an animal is relaxed enough to give blood, I don't see any reason why it shouldn't. I agree that not all animals would make good blood donors.

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Tammyg
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Tammyg
6 years ago

This is really a good idea - guess I had never thought about it before reading this article

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Lambrhondal
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Lambrhondal
6 years ago

I can see the need for blood but it needs to have stringet guidelines and laws. I can foresee some unscruplous vets, shelters draining a dog for euthanasia. It has been hinted at in the location I live. This is not a humane or dignified way to die!!

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ethel  B.
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ethel B.
6 years ago

we need a blood bank for our pets as well as we need it for humans. If we value our pets lives as much as our then someonwe should start a blood bank where blood can be stored for them as well as we have one where we can store it for us.

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