IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital

Feline Blood Bank Donor Program


Requirements

Feline Blood Donors
Feline blood donors must meet stringent requirements:
  • Must be between 1 - 8 years of age;
  • Must be 9 pounds;
  • Must be in good general health and current on all vaccinations (proof is required);
  • Must pass a comprehensive blood screening, blood typing and infectious disease screen.
Benefits
Pet owners participating in the pet blood donor program receive several perks. Each qualifying donor receives:
  • A complimentary, comprehensive physical exam and yearly blood work.
Approved feline blood donors who commit to the minimum number of annual donations receive at no charge:
  • An annual examination;
  • Annual vaccines;
  • Heartworm testing;
  • 40% discount on flea medications
  • 20% discount on emergency and specialty services
  • Complimentary nail trims.

Could Your Cat Be The Next Hero?

About The Feline Blood Bank Donor Program
The IndyVet feline blood bank provides feline blood for use at veterinary practices throughout Indiana and across the United States.

Cat blood is used by IndyVet and other veterinary hospitals for transfusions during emergency treatments, major surgeries and anemia involving feline patients.

IndyVetís feline blood bank collects, separates, and stores blood. Each unit of whole blood is broken down into packed red blood cells and plasma. Nothing is wasted and each unit can save 2-4 cats. Feline packed red blood cells have a shelf life of 42 days, while feline plasma can be stored for five years.

Having fresh prepared feline blood product allows IndyVet to treat many life threatening emergencies immediately. This is one factor that allows IndyVet to provide superior services both internally and to hundreds of veterinary practices across the United States.

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