As veterinary professionals, we know the importance of blood donations to help treat pets and save lives. Across BluePearl, we receive one donation for every 12.5 transfusions. In BluePearl hospitals with active blood donor programs, we receive one donation for every 2.3 transfusions.
Unfortunately, our hospitals have seen a 22% drop in donations since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some of the reasons that may be contributing to this situation where pet owners have been discouraged from participating in blood donation programs amid the pandemic include:
- Changes to hospital processes
- Increased wait times
- Safety concerns
BluePearl blood banks are leaders in the safe collection and handling of pet blood donations.
If you or your clients are interested in learning more about the benefits of having their pet participate, contact your veterinary relations representative or a BluePearl blood bank.
Not all BluePearl Pet Hospitals have blood banks. Donor requirements and screening protocols can vary by state and program.
Learn how your clients’ pets can become blood donors at our participating hospitals at bluepearlvet.com/blood-bank.