Blood Bank Services at the Veterinary Emergency Referral Center

Fill out our Blood Donor Form to add your pet to our list of available donors to help animals in need!

When an emergency occurs, blood donated by caring families in the greater Pensacola area can mean the difference between life and death! If your adult pet is in good general health and free of transmissible diseases and parasites, they might just be the hero we’re looking for!

Thank You to All of Our Blood Bank Donors!

Safe and Ethical Animal Blood Donations

Our blood bank screens and selectively accepts donations of canine and feline blood products used to help save pet’s lives. We are committed to using currently accepted practices for animal blood transfusions, as well as ensuring the ethical treatment of animal blood donors and the responsible use of animal blood components.

Our blood donations are not gathered from a kennel or other facility, they are graciously donated by family companions and beloved service animals. All of our donor animals are required to have a clean bill of health, including proof of up-to-date vaccinations for rabies and distemper as well as prevention for heart worms, ticks and fleas. We perform all of our tests using our in-house Veterinary Reference Lab to ensure our donors are healthy and free of blood borne pathogens.

Interested in Having Your Pet Donate Blood?

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we’ll keep a record of your pet’s information. Typically, we call our pre-approved donor families every 60-90 days to make a donation by appointment or in emergency situations.

While we can’t guarantee your pet is a good candidate for donating blood, we appreciate your interest and will contact you if we need additional information. If you have any questions about our blood bank or how your pet can become a blood donor, please call our office Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (850) 477-3914.

Thank you!

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  • Please enter your first and last name.
  • Please provide us with a valid email address where we may reach you.
  • Please provide a mailing address where we may send any materials, notifications or other items you request.
  • Please provide a valid phone number where we may reach you during business hours.

General Physical Requirements for Pets to Donate Blood

Companion animals of all shapes, sizes and breeds may qualify to be blood donors.

General Physical Requirements for All Donors

  • General Good Health
  • Free of Communicable Diseases and Parasites

General Physical Requirements for Cats

  • Age: Between 1-8 years old
  • Weight: At least 10 pounds
  • Matching Blood Type

General Physical Requirements for Dogs

  • Age: Between 1-7 years old
  • Weight: At least 50 pounds
  • Matching or Universal Blood Type (DEA 1.1 negative)