Animal Blood Donation Program2017-06-12T16:49:33+00:00

About Our Animal Blood Donation Program

Blood DonorEach year, thousands of animal’s lives are saved with the use of blood products. At Premier Veterinary Group, blood component therapy is frequently used for animals with traumatic injuries, toxicological illnesses, parasitic and immune-related disease, intra- and post-operatively, and for a variety of other medical needs. As we grow and continue to offer premier services for animals and animal lovers, our need for quality, donated blood products also grows. We have developed an animal blood donation program for our in-house animal emergency needs and to meet the growing demand of veterinarians in the Chicago Land area. Through our animal blood donation program at Premier Veterinary Group locations in Chicago and Grayslake, we have the ability to collect, process, and store enough blood products to ensure you and your veterinarian have access to blood products in any animal emergency.

How You and Your Pet Can Help

shutterstock_168089669Your healthy pet can be a hero. Your healthy pet can save lives. If your pet meets the following requirements and you are interested in participating in this lifesaving program then please complete the Blood Donor form and our team will contact you to set up a screening appointment for your pet.

During the screening, your pet will be given a physical exam by one of our veterinarians and a small sample of blood will be drawn for laboratory screening and blood typing. We will also assess your pet’s reaction to our hospital environment – your pet’s disposition is a top priority. Most importantly, we will use this appointment to answer all your questions about the animal blood donation program.

We want you to know how safe this program is and how appreciative we are of your generosity and efforts. If at any time the process becomes too stressful for you or your pet, we may recommend that your pet not be used for the animal blood donation program.

Requirements For Dogs:

  • More than 50 lbs.
  • One to seven years old
  • Current on vaccinations and heartworm medications
  • In good health
  • Have a friendly disposition
  • No previous breeding history

For Cats:

  • More than 10 lbs.
  • One to eight years old
  • Current on vaccinations
  • FeLV/FIV negative
  • Indoors only
  • In good health
  • Have a friendly disposition
  • No previous breeding history

How We Thank You, Benefits of the program:

  • $25 credit per donation toward all services at our hospitals
  • ID tag and bandanna letting everyone know your pet is a blood donor
  • Annual complimentary blood work screening to ensure your pet is in good health
  • A complete physical and red blood cell count at each donation
  • Should your pet ever require life-saving blood products you will receive them free of charge

For more information about Premier Veterinary Group’s Blood Donor Program, please email