Doggy donors we need you!
Pet Blood Bank collect approximately 3,000 units of blood per year. As each donation collects one unit of blood, this means Pet Blood Bank need 3,000 dogs to come forward and donate each year.
DEA 1 (Dog Erythrocyte Antigen) negative dog blood is currently low in the UK, which is worrying because negative blood is always in particular demand for veterinarians. This is because negative blood has multiple purposes as it can be given to any dog. Whereas, DEA 1 positive blood can only be given to dogs that have positive blood type.
Unfortunately, only 30% of dogs have negative blood, meaning there is a demand for this blood type. More than 9,000 lifesaving donors are registered with Pet Blood Bank UK and although blood donations have increased year on year, it is important to make sure they continue to do so!
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If anything bad happens and your dog needs a transfusion, it’s important to make sure they’re covered. Check out the range of dog insurance policies that we here at Argos have on offer and get a quote to find the right cover for you (provided by Pinnacle Insurance plc).