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Thursday, December 19, 2013

PSA: Give blood for all walks of life! Pet Blood Donation!

I am sure many sapiens know that they can donate blood to help other sapiens that need transfusions. But, did you know, canines can also be need of blood? Not sapien blood, mind you!

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The Stanford Blood Center posted a few months ago during the summer about the increase in need for canine blood during the summer months. Sapiens are out with their canines at the canine parks and having a good time when an accident occurs and blood transfusions are required! Even I had blood loss during the tail end of summer (just a little!).

Although I am a bit of a scaredy-cat (no offense, felines!), my sapiens are avid blood donors. Sometimes I get to tag along, and although Iam not allowed in the official blood centers due to FDA regulations, the mobile drives can be accommodating. They have offered to walk me while my sapien is donating blood! Sometimes my sapiens also sneak me a pretzel or two for my patience!

I'm not an actual donor, but you can give me an Eskimo Kiss anyway!

I also wanted to highlight a cross-promotional sapien/canine event that Stanford Blood Center and the Human Society Silicon Valley are starting called the Give Good Campaign. Between December 18 and January 12, 2013, for each donor who donates, a donation will be made for animal medical needs. In addition, as the sapien donor, you will get a nice-looking tote bag!

Please note the following when considering donating blood:
Blood donors must:
  • Visit the eligibility page for donation information or call 888-723-7831.
  • Be at least 17 years of age 
  • Weigh at least 110 lbs
  • Be free of cold and flu symptoms (allergies okay; as are most medications)
  • Eat before donating & drink plenty of fluids
Blood is tasty!

For more information:

Stanford Blood Center
Give Good Campaign
Human Society Silicon Valley


*My sapiens and I believe that donating blood is a good cause and have trusted Stanford Blood Center for all their donation needs. Feel free to use any provider that you desire :).


  1. Excellent PSA! Thanks Ruckus!! Love these pics of you! xo Chloe and LadyBug

  2. Ohh this post is very nice , well done

  3. I didn't know dogs could donate blood, but it's a great idea. And well done to your folks for giving bloood:-)

  4. Hi Ruckus, great PSA - good reminder for sapiens and canines.

  5. A very important message for people and pets. A couple of months ago, the ER Vet Hospital that saved Thunder after he bloated featured one of their canine donors in a FB post. I was happy to share the post. That vet hospital is the blood bank for our area and provides an important service.

  6. Jan is a wimp regarding needles. Any size. Those who donate are brave!

    We posted on the first toy we won in your toy of the month contest recently. It was a nice big toy for Sam. But ...

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  8. That is so cool! I didn't know that dogs could donate blood! Thanks for sharing! A very informative TNT!

  9. Great information and what a wonderful cross-promotional campaign!
    *high paws*

  10. I had no idea dogs could donate blood to!!! Makes sense though, duh! LOL
    And okey dokey, Eskimo kisses comin your way now xxxxxx!
    ((hugz)) from your husky pals at "love is being owned by a husky"

  11. I'll be giving blood tomorrow! What fun!

  12. Aww what a thoughtful pup you are Ruckus! I didn't know doggies could give blood either!
    We're #14 in the hop, come on by!
    Purrs and Siamese kisses!

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