NAIT animal blood bank in need of canine donations
Supplies run low this time of year; Blood drive takes place Dec. 19 at Main Campus
It’s a ‘ruff’ time of year for our four-legged friends. Just like humans, canine blood supplies run low over the holidays – there are typically fewer donations and demand increases due to various seasonal factors. To address this, NAIT’s animal blood bank is holding a blood drive and is in need of doggie donors.
NAIT provides approximately 20% of the nation’s canine blood supply, and is the only satellite collection site in Alberta for the Canadian Animal Blood Bank. These donations help save the lives of other canines across the country.
In order to donate, dogs must be between the ages of one and eight, be healthy and even-tempered, weigh 23 kg or more (but not be obese) and have their current vaccinations. Dogs accepted into the program are asked to donate every three months. Donor dogs receive one free unit of a blood compound for each unit of blood donated, should it ever be required.
Dog owners interested in donating are asked to call 780.491.1324 to make an appointment.
Arrangement can be made for media interviews prior to Saturday’s event.
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NAIT Main Campus
Room X100 - Animal Health Clinic (Located in X Wing – campus map attached)
11762 106 St. NW
Dog donors and their owners
NAIT Animal Health Technology instructors and students
A representative of the Canadian Animal Blood Bank
Michelle Spurway (onsite for event)
NAIT Animal Health Technology program
Educational Laboratory Technologist
P 780.491.3138 E email@example.com
NAIT Media Relations
P 780.471.8450 C 780.916.8307 E firstname.lastname@example.org