Blood Bank

Learn about our blood bank.

Did you know Wilson Veterinary Hospital maintains an in-house Blood Bank? Our specially trained technicians work hard to ensure we have blood products to provide life-saving transfusions to our critical patients in the hospital.

Blood Donor Requirements
Are you curious to know if your dog could be a hero? To be eligible for our donor program, the potential donor must be healthy and between the ages of 1 and 7. We are looking for dogs that are over 50 pounds, up to date on core vaccines, currently on heartworm and flea and tick preventatives (year-round), and well-mannered during vet visits.

Since a certain blood type is required to be a donor, the breeds we most commonly use for blood donations include German Shepherds, Boxers, Pit Bulls, Greyhounds, and some Mastiffs breeds, and any mixed breeds of the above.

Blood Donor Benefits
Our team offers many benefits to all of our active donors, including a free yearly heartworm test, CBCs (complete blood cell count), and well-pet exams. Our blood donors also receive a complementary nail trim on the day of donation. After the donation process, blood donors are presented with a bag of treats. Lastly and most importantly, you get to go home with your heroic dog knowing he or she saved a life.

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