In September 2003, Newton Veterinary Hospital, in conjunction with the Sussex County Chapter of the American Red Cross & New Jersey Blood Services, held the first human and pet blood drive in Sussex County! At this unique blood drive, human donors brought in their cats or dogs to be blood-typed and placed on our emergency donation list.
Thanks to our blood bank, we have the ability to provide life-saving blood to pets during life and death emergencies such as severe trauma or illness.
Pets, just like humans, may require blood transfusions for genetic, surgical, chronic, or emergency illnesses. With on-site stored blood products, resident feline donors, and an emergency donor list, Newton Veterinary’s Animal Blood Bank provides life-saving blood transfusions 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year.
About our resident cat blood donors
Our resident donors are rescued felines for whom time already is running out and who would otherwise have been euthanized. They are donors for a specified amount of time, after which we help them find permanent, loving homes. They have passed a screening process which includes a physical examination, temperament analysis, blood testing, and vaccinations.
If you are interested in adopting a Feline Pet-Hero from our Blood Bank Program, please contact us!
Your pet could save a life!
Do you have a volunteer Pet-Hero in your home? If you have a well-behaved cat or dog and are interested in joining our Animal Blood Bank Program to save lives, please give us a call at 973-383-4321!
Rewards for Donation:
- Lots of hugs and kisses
- Pride and kudos for saving the lives of others
- Free blood type testing
- Free annual blood screening for as long as they are in the program
- Free food from Hill’s Science Diet, Iams/Eukanuba, or Purina per donation
- Free unit of blood per unit donated for your pet if they should ever need it
Want to learn more about our blood bank or how to become a donor? Give us a call at 973-383-4321. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you might have about this unique and incredibly important program.