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If your beloved dog was involved in an accident, you'd do everything possible to get the life-saving treatment he or she needed. But what if your friend couldn't be saved, because the blood transfusion needed just wasn't available?
It's a horrendous thought - but it demonstrates just how crucial the work of Pet Blood Bank UK is. This is a charity that provides a national canine blood bank. It's the only pet blood bank charity in the UK.
The charity was launched at Crufts in 2007. By 2010 demand had shot up, and that year, the charity supplied 3,000 units of plasma and packed red blood cells to help dogs in need. Each unit collected can help save up to four dogs' lives.
Rather like with human blood donation, Pet Blood Bank UK collects blood from doggy donors at organised collection sessions all over the UK. If you would like to find out more visit Pet Blood Bank UK