WilVet Cat Blood Donor Program

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!

What's Next

  • 1

    Call us to schedule an appointment

  • 2

    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

  • 3

    Put a plan together for your pet.