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Would you be happy for your pets to donate blood?


12th July 2019

A NEW report has found that the majority of pet owners have no idea that their cats and dogs can donate blood. We definitely didn’t know it!

When a dog or cat has surgery, they’ll sometimes need a blood transfusion. This can save the lives of our pets, just as it can in humans. The thing is, that blood has to come from somewhere, and just like us, dogs and cats depend on donations from other kind creatures.

According to the report, 89% of surveyed pet owners would be happy for their dogs or cats to donate blood – but had no idea that they even could, or that pet blood banks even existed.

Of those who answered that they’d be happy for their pets to donate blood, one person said: “I am an organ and blood donor – how fantastic is it that animals can benefit from such a service? In view of the fact that my cat leads such a spoiled life, it’s the least she could do to ‘pay’ something back to such an important cause.”

What do you think?

Would you be happy for your pets to donate blood?


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theweasel · 6 days ago

I would be happy to give my pet dog's blood - it has no long term effect on her and it could save another pet's life.

ventress · 6 days ago

It’s the pet’s choice-you can’t tell what they want to do!

swace · 6 days ago

I would be happy for my pets (I have 2 fish, but if I had a cat/dog/rabbit etc...) to donate blood. Although they cannot communicate with us, I am sure they would be happy to do it.

wightbike · 6 days ago

If you transfer blood from pets it would make a change which would be better :-).

sloth2008 · 6 days ago

No! I don't think we should make our pets donate blood. When humans do it, we understand it's going to hurt a bit, but they don't . It would be very stressful for them.

budgerigar · 6 days ago

Yes, because if my pet is healthy, what's to stop them giving blood to help other animals.

patimus · 5 days ago

I would be happy for my cat to donate blood if it would save the life of another animal as pets can mean a lot to people and some consider their companion to be part of the family.

9dolphin · 5 days ago

I would definitely be happy to. It could save the life of someone else’s pet and I know how much they mean to me so I would definitely be on board.

icestarz · 5 days ago

Lots of humans donate blood so if we can then surely our pets can too

asbml · 3 days ago

If it is going to help another animal in need then I really don't care.

peebi0412 · 3 days ago

As long as it’s the right blood group and the animal isn’t getting hurt, then I don’t mind at all! 🐶

dwfangirl · 3 days ago

I would be happy for my dog to give blood because it wouldn't kill her and also it will save other dogs and cats that deserve to live.

fitbit234 · 2 days ago

I think that pets should give blood because I care about animals and I think that if an animal was poorly it could be saved by an animal,[and not always saved by a human!!]#LOVE ANIMALS!