Animal Blood Banks

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There are dog and cat blood banks around the US and in the UK as well. Pet owners volunteer their pets for donation and the pets are given treats and cuddles during the process. Its a positive experience for the animals, so much so that many of them donate regularly.
     Posted By: patty - Sun Oct 11, 2015
     Category: Animals | Blood





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I had no idea these exist. Anybody else?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/11/15 at 09:05 AM
Yea I heard about stuff like this boo-coo years ago. Basenjis are universal donors. (had one for a while)

As far as the dogs 'liking' the donations.... I've got a 10lb critter that promises to attack that big German Shepard across the street if I would just open the gate after giving him another cookie.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/11/15 at 10:32 AM
This falls into the "I must have heard about it at some point but would never have been able to recall it from memory" category because as soon as I saw the title, it rang a bell.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/11/15 at 03:56 PM
Rang a bell, like Pavlov? 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/11/15 at 06:53 PM
@Patty -- Yeah, I'm just an old dog.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/11/15 at 08:37 PM
I'm no spring chicken myself honey. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/11/15 at 08:45 PM
I think you're both barking mad. (get it... barking?)
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/11/15 at 10:17 PM
I don't think you're going to get much from our 3 lb. Chorkie, plus she would never stay still long enough.
Posted by GFnKS on 10/12/15 at 10:33 AM
Aww how cute!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/12/15 at 11:52 AM
And just how does one convince a cat to calmly give blood?
Posted by Gator Guy on 10/12/15 at 08:26 PM
I know! I know! I know!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/12/15 at 10:44 PM
OD them on catnip and wait for them to pass out?
Posted by Phideaux on 10/12/15 at 11:05 PM
No Expat, you can't run the kitty over with your scooter to get it to give blood.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/13/15 at 05:33 PM
😠
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/13/15 at 10:54 PM
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