CANADIAN ANIMAL BLOOD BANK
VETERINARY PACKAGE INSERTS FOR OUR BLOOD PRODUCTS

We offer the following blood component products and suggested indications:

Products Overview

CANINE CRYOPRECIPITATE
DOWNLOAD PACKAGE INSERT | Format: PDF | Last Updated: 10-28-2019

CANINE FRESH FROZEN PLASMA
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CANINE FROZEN PLASMA
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CANINE PLATELET CONCENTRATE
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CANINE RED CELL CONCENTRATE
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CANINE NEONATE PLASMA
DOWNLOAD PACKAGE INSERT | Format: PDF | Last Updated: 06-29-2013

PATIENT TRANSFUSION MONITORING FORM
DOWNLOAD FORM | Format: Microsoft Word | Last Updated: 06-29-2013

Each product is shipped with a product insert that describes what the product is, indications for use, dosage and rate of infusion guidelines, preparation of the product, precautions, and potential transfusion reactions. Further information may be included.

All documents are provided as Adobe PDF files. You will require Adobe Acrobat DC or Adobe Reader in order to view the files — you can click the “PDF” link under any of the documents to bring you to the Adobe website, where you can download and install Adobe Reader.

Feline Donor Protocol

This document will provide information on identifying feline donors, donation considerations, supplies needed for feline collections, and the collection procedure. For all other inquiries, please reach out to us.

The Canadian Animal Blood Bank offers feline blood typing kits, feline crossmatch kits, and feline blood collection kits for purchase.

Canadian Animal Blood Bank Feline Donor Protocol
DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT | Format: PDF | Last Updated: 06-13-2022

Patient Monitoring and Reporting

Please ask us for further information about our Transfusion Reaction Form and the Transfusion Monitoring Form.

Transfusion Guides

Blood typing:

Roughly 70% of the eligible canine blood donors in Canada type DEA 1 Positive. Acquiring sufficient DEA 1 Negative donors in Canada is a challenge. The Canadian Animal Blood Bank asks veterinary practices to stock canine blood typing tests so type-specific blood can be requested.  Not only is administering type-specific blood safer for your patients, it also helps us alleviate the difficulty of acquiring DEA 1 Negative blood.

The Canadian Animal Blood Bank uses and recommends Alvedia Products. Find out more at: https://www.alvedia.com/

Canine: http://www.alvedia.com/quick-test-bt-canine/

Feline: http://www.alvedia.com/quick-test-bt-feline/

Crossmatching:

Canine: http://www.alvedia.com/quicktest-xm-canine/

Watch the Alvedia user’s guide for the Alvedia Canine Crossmatch Lab Test Here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf5k4CJvTAo

Feline: https://www.alvedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/emma_feline_alvedia.pdf

References

  • Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking; Kenichiro Yagi  Dr. Marie Holowaychuk
  • American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) Consensus on the Rational Use of Antithrombotics in Veterinary Critical Care (CURATIVE) guidelines: Small Animal Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Volume 29 (1). Jan/Feb 2019.
  • Zaremba, Brooks, et al. Transfusion medicine: an update on antigens, antibodies and serologic testing in dogs and cats. Top Companion Anim Med, 2019 Mar;34:36-46.
  • Wardrop JK, Birkenheuer A, Blais MC, Callan MB, Kohn B, Lappin MR, Sykes J. Update on Canine and Feline Blood Donor Screening for Blood-borne Pathogens. ACVIM consensus statement. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2016 ; 30(1) : 15-35.
  • Schalm’s Veterinary Hematology, 7th edition is currently in press