PASE Blood Donor Program


Blood Donation Facts:
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Dogs
: Did you know just one blood donation from your pet can save up to four dogs?

Cats: Cats have three different blood types (A, B, and AB). Type A is the most common feline blood type, present in up to 94-99% of all domestic shorthair and longhair cats in the U.S. The frequency of the feline blood group varies both by breed and by location within the U.S. The lowest frequency of type B cats is in the Northeast and North Central/Rocky Mountain regions. Higher frequencies of type B cats are found on the West Coast, peaking in the Northwest with 6% type B cats.

​​​​​​​PASE BLOOD DONOR PROGRAM

Your dog or cat can save lives!


The PASE Blood Donor Program is an initative that allows for our hospital to meet our emergency needs. Through this program, PASE is able to collect and store blood on-site, ensuring that we have plenty of resources avaliable for future emergencies.

Between an increase in pet ownership and the current national blood product shortage, we have seen a steep change in demand for blood donations. We rely on the help generous volunteers to meet our patients needs. Donors are an invaluable asset to our patients and we appreciate your interest in learning more about the benefits of blood donation!

Blood Donation Requirements:

Our Blood Donor Heroes must maintain the following physical characteristics and meet specific requirements to be considered.

  • Have a good disposition and be able to tolerate venipuncture and restraint
  • Never had any previous blood transfusions
  • Have no previous breeding history
  • Not take any medications that could pose a problem for a recipient (monthly heartworm/flea prevention okay!)
  • Receive a normal physical exam by a PASE doctor

🐶 Dogs:

  • Weigh at least 50 pounds
  • Be between the ages of 1 and 8 years old
  • Must be spayed or neutered
  • No current medications (besides flea/tick and heartworm preventatives)
  • Current on vaccinations (proof is required)
  • No prior blood transfusion


🐱 Cats:

  • Weigh at least 10 pounds
  • Be between the ages of 1 and 8 years old
  • Must be spayed or neutered
  • Strictly indoor only
  • No current medications (besides flea/tick and heartworm preventatives)
  • Current on vaccinations (proof is required)
  • No prior blood transfusion

* For cats, sedation is often necessary to keep a cat sufficiently still to make a safe donation so being comfortable with a light sedative may be required. We will safely monitor their vitals throughout the entire donation process.

Meet our PASE Blood Donor Heroes:

Angus

PASE Cat Blood Donor

Alfie

PASE Dog Blood Donor

Patronus

PASE Cat Blood Donor

Merlot

PASE Dog Blood Donor

The Screening:
If your pet meets our blood donation requirements, you will be scheduled for an initial screening appointment. During the screening, your pet will undergo a physical exam by one of our PASE doctors, provide a small sample of blood, examine your pet’s overall disposition, and review any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal for our PASE Blood Donation Program is to provide the utmost safety and comfort for both you and your pet. If at any time throughout the donor process you have changed your mind due to your discomfort or stress to your pet, we understand and will stop the process.

Thank you for your interest in participating! Please fill out the form below and Cyndi, a member of our PASE Team, will be in touch with you soon if your pet meets our requirements.
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1. What kind of pet do you have?

2. Does your pet have a good disposition and able to tolerate venipuncture and restraint?

3. Has your pet had any previous blood transfusions?

4. Does your pet have previous breeding history?

5. Does your pet take any medications aside from monthly flea, tick, & heartworm prevention.

6. My pet meets the weight requirements (Cat: 10+ lbs., Dog: 50+ lbs.).

7. My pet meets the age requirements (between 1 and 8 years old).

8. My pet is up-to-date on vaccinations.

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