Not just for traumas, accidents and complicated surgeries, but also for certain internistic diseases (such as anemia, coagulopathies, or hypoproteinaemia) and intoxications, there is an intense need for blood products in cats and dogs.
Just as in human medicine, there is a constant need for these products on a daily base to save pet lives.
Tierklinik Stuttgart Plieningen, Veterinary Specialist Hospital is currently establishing an own bloodbank, so that we are able to administer a blood transfusion in an emergency at every given point of time.
Currently, there is no option to produce blood or comparable supplements artificially. Thus, we are depending on your help and the blood donation by your companion animal!
The clinical examination is one of the first steps for the donation. If your animal appears healthy an extensive blood profile (including the typing of the blood group DEA 1.1, CBC and blood chemistry, as well as PCRs for vector borne diseases). Some patients need a short sedation to take the blood donation depending on the temper of the dog.
With cats, it is a similar procedure (the typing of the blood group into A, B or AB; CBC and blood chemistry, as well as the testing for possible infectious diseases such as FeLV or FIV). Most cats need a short sedation for the donation.
You are making a major contribution to our critical care for our patients! Feel free to address us if there are any questions on the topic of blood donation! If there are any, we are happy to discuss those with you.
If you are interested into being admitted to our blood donor index, please do not hesitate to call our reception (0711-637380).