Your Cat Could Save Lives!
There is a constant need for feline blood donors to assist cats in need of critical medical care. Just like in human medicine, blood transfusions can be a crucial lifeline for our feline companions during emergencies, surgeries, and chronic health conditions. Your cat can be a hero and save lives.
Our Blood Donor Team
Blood Donor Coordinator: Meghan Schuster (OSU Carlson School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2027), Supervised by Makena Pike – Wilvet’s Medical Operations Manager.
Criteria For Feline Blood Donors
For your cat to qualify as a blood donor, they must meet the following criteria:
- Age: Between 1-8 years old
- Weight: Weighs more than 10lbs
- Spayed/Neutered: Must be spayed or neutered
- Indoor Only: Must be an indoor-only cat
- Disposition: Calm and gentle temperament
- Health Check: Up to date on annual exams and annual blood work, including CBC & Chemistry
- Echocardiogram: Recommended for all repeat donors
- Disease-Free: Must be FelV/FIV Negative
- Vaccinations: Proof of up-to-date Rabies and FVRCP vaccines
- Medications and Preexisting Conditions: Not on any medications for at least 2 weeks and no preexisting health conditions
- No Previous Blood Transfusions: Must not have received a blood transfusion in the past
- Donation Frequency: At least 90 days (about 3 months) since the previous donation
Why Should Your Cat Donate?
Aside from saving other furry friends’ lives, donating results in:
- T-shirts for the humans, bandanas for the cats at first donation
- Credit on accounts ($75 one time after 3 donations)
- One can of food each donation
- Free yearly blood donor lab work & exam
- Free emergency exam fee ($103) yearly (no roll over)
- Blood transfusions to match their donations (free)
- Buy 6 preventatives, get 6 (flea, tick, heartworm)
Does Your Cat Check Off All of the Boxes?
Then call us at 541-753-2223 and get started!
Call us to schedule an appointment
Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.
Put a plan together for your pet.