Our Blood Bank Service
WILSON VETERINARY BLOOD BANK
At Wilson Vet Hospital, we keep whole blood and plasma on hand for our canine and feline patients. The blood bank was created to support the needs of our 24 hospital, as well as our satellite clinics. As our clinics have grown over the years, so has the need for blood products. Patients need transfusions for several reasons, including (but not limited to):
Dogs have 14 different blood types, and some blood types are more universal than others. Blood types are genetic, so certain breeds tend to have the same blood type. Mixed breeds can inherit the blood type of either parent. All of our regular donors at WVH are the more universal blood type. Our blood bank is made up of volunteer donors, both client and employee pets.
Our most common donor breeds are:
Maybe your pet can save a life!'