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For more information about Why we need Dog Donors, please click here.

To see if your dog qualifies please click here download the pre-enrollment form and fax it to 610-666-1199 or send via email prior to scheduling a pre-screening appointment for your dog.

How Your Dog Can "Become A Life Saver"

Why Have your Dog Donate?

  • There are very few national animal blood banks
  • One donation can help save a life of up to four pets
  • It can help spread the word that animals need blood too
  • Help educate the community

Blood Donor Requirements

  • Must weigh at least 50 lbs. and be in good body condition
  • Be between 1 year and 6 years old
  • Have a friendly disposition, be happy to meet people, and be easy to restrain
  • Have proof of current vaccination status
  • Must be free of infectious disease
  • Must not have a heart murmur
  • Must not have taken any medications within the 14 days prior to donation other than heartworm and flea and tick preventative.
  • Must be on heartworm, flea/tick preventative year round (i.e. monthly)
  • Must not have received vaccinations within 4 weeks prior to donation
  • Owner must be willing to allow their pet to donate blood at least 3 times within a calendar year (not more frequently than every 8 weeks).
  • Owner must agree to get the required lab tests done on their pet  to maintain status in program:
    1. General Health Check (CBC/Chemistry) – yearly
    2. Blood Borne Pathogens – yearly
    3. Blood Type – pre-screening only
    4. 4DX SNAP test – A negative test will be required within 2 months prior to donation
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