How your dog can help other dogs
The Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank is experiencing a blood shortage and has scheduled a series of blood drives to replenish its supply.
To be a blood donor, a dog must weigh at least 35 pounds, be in good health and be between the ages of 9 months and 7.5 years. Dogs weighing 55 pounds or less give a half pint of blood, while dogs that weigh more than 55 pounds give a full pint. Technicians draw blood from the jugular vein, and do not muzzle or sedate donor dogs.
EVBB is one of a few of private blood banks for dogs in the country.
If you and your dog are interested in donating, call the blood bank staff at 1-800-949-3822, or drop by one of the drives. Here’s the schedule:
April 2nd Centreville, Maryland Centreville Veterinary Hospital
April 3rd Owings Mills, Maryland Chesapeake
April 6th Mt. Carmel, Maryland Mt. Carmel Animal Hospital
April 7th Crofton, Maryland Crofton Veterinary Centre
April 8th Dale City, Virginia Dale City animal Hospital
April 9th Mt.Airy, Maryland Mt. Airy Animal Hospital
April 14th Leesburg, Virginia Dog Day Afternoon
April 15th Jefferson, Maryland Jefferson Veterinary Hospital
April 16th Purcellville, Virginia Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates
April 17th, 20th, and 24th Severna Park, Maryland EVBB Office
April 21st Timonium, Maryland Timonium Animal Hospital
April 22nd Columbia, Maryland VCA Lewis Veterinary Hospital
April 27th Sandy Spring, Maryland Olney Sandy Spring Veterinary Hospital
April 28th Springfield, Virginia Olde Town Pet Resort
April 29th Westminster, Maryland Airpark Animal Hospital
April 30th Baltimore, Maryland Rosedale Animal Hospital
Posted by John Woestendiek April 2nd, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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