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East End Veterinary Center offers a wide variety of emergency and specialty services that provide support to your pet when he or she needs it most.

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Blood Donor Program


Our blood donor program was established to offer hospitalized pets access to life-saving whole blood products without having to wait for a delivery from the blood bank. Timely treatment can often mean the difference between life and death when pets are faced with a critical injury or illness that requires a whole blood transfusion. We also offer free baseline preliminary blood work to all potential donors. Consider signing up your eligible pet today and you very well may safe the life of someone else’s furry family member tomorrow!

Our program includes both canine and feline blood donors. At this time, we do not use blood obtained from our donors for patients outside of our hospital.

If you are interested in having your pet join our Blood Donor Program, please fill out our eligibility questionnaire. You can e-mail the completed questionnaire to blood.donor@pet-er.com or fax it to us at 631-369-4564. If you have any questions about participation in our donor program, please contact Nikki Maccagli, LVT, by phone at 631-369-4513 or by email at blood.donor@pet-er.com about getting the process started.

Blood Donor
Feline Donors

  • Between 1-8 years old
  • Weigh at least 10lbs
  • Males should be neutered
  • Females should have never been bred before
  • Current on vaccinations for FVRCP and rabies
  • No history of testing positive for FeLV/FIV
  • Must have been raised and currently housed indoors
  • Have good disposition, easily handled
  • Have not received a transfusion in the past
  • No history of testing positive for any blood-borne diseases

Canine Donors

  • Between 1-8 years old
  • Weigh at least 35lbs to donate 250ml
  • Weigh at least 50lbs to donate 450ml
  • Males should be neutered
  • Females should have never been bred before
  • Current on vaccinations for distemper, rabies and parvovirus
  • On heartworm, flea and tick preventatives
  • Have good disposition, easily handled
  • Have not received a transfusion in the past
  • No history of testing positive for any blood-borne diseases
  • Some breeds, such as Akitas, are not eligible due to blood storage issues (please contact us to inquire if your dog’s breed qualifies)
  • Dobermans are not eligible unless they have a normal von Willebrands factor (not included with free blood work panel)

Other Program Requirements

  • Owners must be comfortable with having their pet possibly lightly sedated at the time of donation.
  • Owners must be willing to bring their pet in on short notice and receive phone calls during off-hours as our hospital is open 24/7, 365. We will always be courteous and respectful of your time.
  • Owners are responsible for communicating any change in their pet’s health status.