The Heart of Pet Blood Bank award scheme celebrates those who support and promote Pet Blood Bank UK, making a real difference in the collection and supply of lifesaving blood.
Milton Keynes Veterinary Group held their first Pet Blood Bank session in June 2016, and in December 2018 just held their 11th Pet Blood donation day. In total, they have collected approximately 138 units of blood over the last 3 years, helping to save up to 552 canine lives!
Jess McCarthy, Pet Blood Bank organiser in the practice, would like to thank all the canine donors and their owners that attend our Milton Keynes Veterinary Group donation days. Without them, Pet Blood Bank cannot carry on doing the amazing work they do and she can’t thank them enough!
Pet Blood Bank UK said “Since Milton Keynes Veterinary Group joined as a host venue nearly three years ago, the practice has worked tirelessly to promote Pet Blood Bank. The team at the practice are an absolute pleasure to work with and our team always look forward to the session. They really go above and beyond to make the sessions a great experience for our donors.”
To find out more about Pet Blood Bank, please visit www.petbloodbankuk.org
Our brave canines have collected 46 units of blood during 2017 which will help to save 184 of their canine friends.
What a great job they are doing and we can’t thank them enough!
To find out more information about the Pet Blood Bank, please visit www.petbloodbankuk.org.
Don’t forget our Pet Blood Bank Event this Saturday 4th November from 10am at our Stoke Road branch in Bletchley by appointment only.Pet Blood Bank are a charity that provide a canine blood bank service across the UK. Pet Blood Bank provides two types of blood – DEA 1 Negative and Positive. With only 30% of dog breeds being the Negative blood type, the charity are appealing for these dog breeds to donate.
Negative dog breeds include:
- German Shepards
- Flat Coat Retrievers
- Airedale Terriers
- American Bulldogs
- English Pointers
- English Bull Terriers
- Fit and healthy
- Between one and 8 years old
- Weigh more than 25kg
- Have a good temperament
- Have never travelled abroad
- Not on any medication
As most of you know, people can be blood donors – but did you know that dogs can be blood donors too?
The Pet Blood Bank is a charity that provides a canine blood bank service for all veterinary practices across the UK. Run as a voluntary scheme just like the human blood service, dogs from all over the country give blood at many of their sessions.
On Saturday 13th May at 10am, Milton Keynes Veterinary Group will be hosting our fifth Pet Blood Bank donor session at our branch at 7 Stoke Road, Bletchley, and we are calling out for more donors to register.
To fit the doggie donor criteria, your dog needs to be:
Fit and healthy
Between one and 8 years old
Weigh more than 25kg
Have a good temperament
Have never travelled abroad
Not on any medication