Animal Blood Transfusions
Just like humans, dogs and cats sometimes require blood transfusions. With advances in veterinary medicine, it is possible for vets to offer higher and higher standards of care for our patients.
Metropolitan Veterinary Center has the experience and expertise to provide this potentially life saving treatment. We maintain a supply of blood and plasma for dogs and cats in case of emergency or medical treatment. The blood is collected from donor pets that live with their owners, and all blood is carefully screened for disease.
Examples when pets may require a blood transfusion:
- Emergency / trauma patients
- Patients that require pre- or peri- operative surgical stabilization
- Patients that have exposure to rodenticides or other toxins (poisons)
- Anemic patients with acute or chronic diseases
Our Blood Donation Program was featured in DNAinfo Chicago – view the article and video below to learn more.
Full Article: Greyhounds are Rock Star Blood Donors