CANADIAN ANIMAL BLOOD BANK | BANQUE DE SANG CANADIENNE POUR ANIMAUX
BLOOD DONOR REQUIREMENTS

We would love to enlist every healthy dog as a donor but for the safety of both donor and recipient we must select donors meeting the following criteria:

  • Calm temperament as dogs must lie still for 5 minutes with modest restraint and without sedation
  • Deemed healthy and suitable by your veterinarian
  • Weigh a minimum of 25 kg. (55 lbs) on the basis of lean body mass
  • Be between 1 and 8 years of age -donors are retired at 10 years of age
  • Immunizations must be current
  • Heart worm tested and on preventative medication

The CABB invests significantly in its donors by microchipping for identification, and screening for blood born disease. We therefore ask that all donors commit to a minimum of eight donations approximately 3 months apart (two years) to enter the program. We have many donors who have been in the program for over 5 years on this schedule.