Blood Donor Program

Benefits

If your pet is enrolled in the EMEVC blood donor program and donates at least once annually, you will not be charged an emergency/exam fee at EMEVC if that pet is ever in need of our emergency services during our open hours. (A relationship with your regular veterinarian will still need to be maintained for routine examinations and emergencies during our off hours.)

 

If your pet is hospitalized at EMEVC and is in need of a blood transfusion, the transfusion itself will be of no cost to you.

Your pet will be Heartworm or Feline Leukemia/FIV tested, a Chem 10 panel that checks kidney and liver function, and a complete blood count annually to ensure the well-being of your pet.

If you would like your pet to be involved in the blood donation program, please contact Jennifer at 207-989-6267 or clinic@emevc.com. Your pet could have the distinguished honor of saving a fellow animal by donating blood for a blood transfusion.

 

DONOR REQUIREMENTS

All donors must be spayed or neutered

All blood donors must be in good health and between the ages of 1-8 years

Blood donors must not be on any medications at the time of donation other than heartworm and flea preventative

Blood donors may donate only once every 3 months

Donors should be calm and relaxed in veterinary offices

Donors will be considered on-call for donations and should be willing to come in if a donation is necessary

Canine Donors

Your pet must be current on annual vaccinations including rabies and the distemper complex that your regular veterinarian recommends.

A negative Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia/Anaplasma test is required annually, and your pet must be on preventative heartworm medications during the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons

Donors must weigh 50 pounds or more

Donors will be blood typed by EMEVC, and only DEA1.1 Negative donors can be enrolled in the program

 

Feline Donors

Your pet will need to be current on annual vaccinations including rabies and the diatemper complex that your regular veterinarian recommends

A negative Feline Leukemia/FIV test is required annually for pets who are not vaccinated for these viruses

Blood donors must be indoor only

Donors must weigh at least 8 pounds