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Blood Bank

Contact Information

Phone:  919.513.6999
Email: vhcbloodbank@ncsu.edu
Hours:   Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM

General Information

Veterinary Health and Wellness Center

red Cross Cadeceus

Emergency Service

Main Number: 919.513.6500
Small Animal Emergency: 919.513.6911
Large Animal Emergency: 919.513.6630
Hours:
Monday-Thursday 5PM-8AM
Friday 5PM-Monday 8AM

Open 24 hours on legal holidays.
No appointment needed.

Small Animal Blood Bank

Blood Bank staff

Pictured (l-r):Jennifer Myron, Lyndy Harden and Piper, blood donor

Requirements

We are recruiting dogs 1-5 years old and at least 50 pounds or more with an easy-going temperament to participate in our blood donor program. We will require your dog to donate blood one time every two months (6 times/year) for two years. Prior to each collection, we will contact you via phone or email and arrange a date to bring your dog in. We will perform a brief physical exam to ensure a state of good health and collect blood from a single venipuncture. The entire procedure takes under an hour, and we'd be glad to keep your dog while you're in class or at work.

If you have a dog that meets the requirements above and are interested in participating, please complete the Canine Blood Donor Evaluation form. Completed forms or questions can be sent to:  vhcbloodbank@ncsu.edu or Blood Bank Service, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Drive, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Benefits

Annually, your dog will undergo an in depth, valuable, comprehensive health screening to determine eligibility. In addition, we will provide annual vaccinations at no charge, a complete physical exam by a board certified clinician, and a free unit of blood products for every unit donated redeemable only at NC State, if your dog has ever needed it.

You will be rewarded with the satisfaction of your pet helping sick dogs get healthy again and possibly even save another dogs life.