Many medical emergencies require the patient to receive a blood transfusion to have a good chance of survival. However, there is always a greater demand for blood products than there is supply.
In order to ensure all our emergency patients can receive blood products if required, the Animal Emergency Centre, in conjunction with East Island Animal Hospital, operates a dog blood bank.
If your pet is in need of blood, you may call our clinic to enquire about purchasing blood. We endeavour to always have blood products on hand and are happy to supply other veterinarians to treat their own patients.