AR-News: (US CA) Yes, your pet canine or feline can donate blood

Animalara2003 at aol.com Animalara2003 at aol.com
Sat Apr 10 21:07:05 EDT 2004


EVERY day, sick or injured companion animals require blood transfusions as 
part of their treatment. However, without the participation of canine and feline 
blood donors, these animals in need would not receive critical transfusions 
in time. A blood transfusion can mean the difference between life and death for 
sick animals. 
Although blood transfusions and blood banks for humans have existed for many 
years, these services for animals are a fairly recent development. As 
transfusion therapy has become more common in the lifesaving treatment of animals, the 
use of blood products for treating sick and injured cats and dogs has 
increased so dramatically that there is a growing shortage of canine and feline 
blood. 



full story:

http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125~1549~2075629,00.html 
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