One donation from a dog can save up to 4 lives. Since January 2007, Rocky Mountain Blood Services LLC has been providing quality canine blood products to those in need. Read on to find out how your dog can enroll in our heroic blood donor program and help to save the lives of other dogs.
To have your dog qualify to be a donor, he or she must meet the following requirements:
Well-behaved and friendly
Minimum of 45 lbs.
Between 1 and 8 years of age
Current on all vaccinations and free of infectious diseases
Must have had heartworm, flea, and tick prevention between the months of April and October
No history of serious illnesses or previous blood transfusions
Willing to donate 6 times a year
When bringing your dog to be a possible donor, your dog will be screened for any metabolic abnormalities.
Qualify as a donor
When bringing your dog to be a possible
donor, your dog will be screened for any
After the prescreen results are reviewed,
your dog’s DEA blood type is determined and
your donor will be screened for exposure to
blood borne parasites and diseases.
The blood screens are at no cost to you. Your
reimbursement will be delivered once your
donor has completed 6 donations.
Another blood screen will be performed if
you choose to continue in the program after
your donor’s 6th donation.
Reimbursements are up to $150 per 6
donations, depending on the type of donor.
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The donation process
As the owner of a blood donor, you’ll be
asked to commit to 6 donations, typically
within a 12-month time period.
While Rocky Mountain Blood Services LLC
usually schedules donations every 6 to 8
weeks, rest assured it is proven safe for
canines to donate every 4 weeks.
Keep in mind, in rare situations, your donor
may be asked to donate before your next
scheduled donation appointment due to an
Donations are scheduled at your convenience.
The process is performed at
Animal Emergency and Specialty Center
(AESC), and multiple locations in Colorado
Springs. Each donation takes approximately
15 to 30 minutes.