Brighton dog blood donations are urgently needed

A BLOOD BANK is calling on life-saving dogs to highlight their best paws and help their fellows by donating essential supplies.

The Pet Blood Bank is asking for donors to increase the supply of a rare blood type in dogs.

Just 30 per cent of dogs are negative blood type – and the blood bank says keeping up with supplies has been a challenge “particularly during the pandemic”.

“We really need more dog blood donors reaching out to Brighton,” said a spokesman for the Pet Blood Bank.

The Argus: It was difficult to replenish certain blood typesIt was difficult to replenish supplies of certain blood types

“We’re like the human blood ministry but for dogs, and every blood donation from a dog can help save the lives of up to four other dogs.”

The group is asking owners of certain breeds — including German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, Flat and Curly-Coated Retrievers, Greyhounds, Lurchers, Boxers, Old English Shepherds and Weimaraners — to come forward and help save other dogs’ lives.

The full list of dogs likely to have a rarer negative blood type:

• Airedale Terrier

• American Bulldog

• Basset Hound

• Bearded Collie

• Border Collies

• Boxers

• Curly-coated retrievers

• Doberman

• Dogue De Bordeaux

• English Bull Terrier

• Flat Coated Retrievers

• German shepherd dog

• Greyhound

• Lurchers

• Old English Sheepdog

• Saluki

• Weimaraner

The Argus: Part of the Pet Blood Bank teamSome members of the Pet Blood Bank team

Dogs should be fit, healthy and happy and confident in disposition to donate blood.

The full list of donation criteria:

• Fit and healthy

• Cheerful, confident and enjoy meeting new people

• Between one and eight years

• Weigh more than 25 kg

• Have a good temper

• have never traveled outside the UK and Ireland

• Do not take any medication

The Argus: The process takes about 40 minutesThe process takes about 40 minutes

New Priory Vets in Brighton is a venue for the Pet Blood Bank and owners should expect their pets to be with the team for around 40 minutes, although the procedure takes around ten minutes.

Those interested in registering their pooch for a fundraising session can visit the Pet Blood Bank website to register for the next session on Sunday, August 21st. Brighton dog blood donations are urgently needed

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