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New SLC dog blood bank looking for donors

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah ) - Blood banks are vital to keeping humans alive especially during traumatic incidents. But, what about dogs? There is not a dog blood bank in Utah right now, but that will be changing this weekend.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah ) - Blood banks are vital to keeping humans alive especially during traumatic incidents.  But, what about dogs? There is not a dog blood bank in Utah right now, but that will be changing this weekend.

When a dog gets in serious trouble, they may need a blood or transfusion, but until now the blood that has been used to save lives in Salt Lake City has come from elsewhere.

The first step to bringing a dog blood bank to Salt Lake will be a blood typing clinic on June 8th at Advanced Veterinary Care in Salt Lake. Dogs have different blood types like humans. On June 8th they will will be testing dogs to find potential blood donors in Salt Lake City. Ultimately the blood bank, Canine Blood Heroes, will be at AVC.

The typing clinic will be from 10-4 on June 8th at the AVC, located at:

1021 E. 3300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Not every dog will qualify, breeds more likely to be eligible:

Greyhounds, Sighthounds
Boxers
German Shepherds
Shepherds
Doberman Pincers
Irish Wolfhounds
Nice Pit Bulls
Some mixed breeds

Donors need to be 1-7 years old, happy, healthy, up to date on vaccines and greater than 50 pounds.

If your dog is found eligible and they donate, the dogs will be eligible for future vet services for a discount.




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