WE NEED DOG BLOOD DONORS !!!
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Could your dog save lives???
We are currently recruiting for additional dogs to join our Blood donor team.
Any Dog weighing at least 35lbs, 8mo -7 1/2 years of age, of good health? & most importantly WILLING to donate blood here or at one of many assigned donating sites throughout the metro area!
Dogs donate lifesaving blood about every 5-7 weeks? and get some pretty good benefits, a snack and a big place in the hearts of those that need blood products!!!!
Email DONORS@BRVBB.com for more details or to have you dog pre-qualified !
Blood Donor information & Barn Fire Victims update:
- All dogs are doing very well - Many are enjoying life in new homes!
Blog Update : January 2011
- EVBB has relocated and been taken over by BRVA... our new name is Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank / BRVBB
- Our Emergency Veterinary Blood Bank distributes Blood and Blood products to Veterinarians across the USA.
- Thanks to our Loyal Doggy Donor Base !
DOGS SAVE LIVES !!!
Great Headlines when a pooch pulls a toddler from a disaster situation?
But what about the hundreds of dogs that give their own blood to save the lives of thousands of dogs each year? Who thanks them? We do! The Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank visits major veterinary hospital donor sites throughout Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland to collect blood from willing four legged donors! Luckily Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates hosts the bloodbank monthly?. And has faithful donors! But we always need more.....
Want to see if your Dog can be a Blood donor? Healthy Dogs between the ages of 8mo and 7 1/2 years of age are ideal candidates and should weigh at least 35 lbs. Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates in Purcellville Virginia is one of the many screening and donation sites. Please contact BRVBB for complete screening information.
Email DONORS@BRVBB.COM for more details or to have you dog pre-qualified !
Ask about how your dog can become a lifesaver....
Great Example of community and why we do what we do to help save lives!!!
Who needs Canine Blood? Blood products are collected from our pre-screened donor dogs to aid in life saving measures for dogs following car accidents, major surgery, illness, disease and disaster. A small amount of blood product can go a long way to assist a fire victim on the road to recovery. Recently a barn fire occurred and many dogs were killed, injured and badly burned. By receiving life saving plasma (a component of blood) many of these lucky dogs are tail wagging and awaiting further care by their new fosters at Lost Dog Rescue. Lost Dog Rescue, A non profit organization stepped in to assist Six of the barn fire victims, by providing costly medical treatments, and beginning the process of finding loving homes for these lucky dogs. The Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank stepped forward and provided the much needed plasma for several of the dogs as a generous Donation. Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates in Purcellville Virginia provided discounted Veterinary and nursing care services for the initial medical care for 13 of the burned dogs, as a donation to community service. The dedicated BRVA staff provided 24/7 medical treatments, nursing care, baths, burn treatments, followed by generous donations of loving care to each the dogs. ?We are beginning to make positive progress on the road to recovery? said Dr. Ross Peterson, who assisted with the initial triage at the accident scene. ?Burn victims are tough? smoke inhalation, trauma, and infection can provide many obstacles on the long road to recovery?. The day after the fire, Blue Ridge lost its battle with one badly burned dog?. the other 12 remained in the hospital, and have made excellent progress. Six of the hounds have been officially transferred to Lost Dog Rescue for care responsibility and eventual home placement. As of Saturday, all recovering hounds were released for home care with their owners... or remain at BRVA for observation. We are taking it one dog at at time, one day at a time. September 2010: We can update this story with a "happy beginning" for all recovered dogs... they are now living in great forever homes and some are now qualified to donate blood to save others!!!!
Donations have been made by Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates, Merial Corporation donated parasitical products to the rescue organization. Frontline Plus for fleas and ticks & Heartgard for internal parasite prevention. Ayrshire Farms Donated Burn creams and ointments. Tom Walker, DVM.,M.S Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, of D.C . VETS, Inc. will assist in surgery efforts for those dogs requiring skin grafts.
Thank you to the community who is reaching out and offering support, your help is truly appreciated.
PLEASE consider your Dog to be pre screened as a donor.... or make a finanacial donation to help the cause!!!
Email Donors@BRVBB.com for details and information. Thank You !!! Dogs Save Lives !!