Blood Bank

Blood Bank

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 their cats or dogs to be blood-typed and also have them added to the emergency donation list for our Pet Blood Bank.

Thanks to our pet blood bank, we can provide life-saving blood to pets during life-and-death emergencies such as severe trauma or illness.

Just like humans, pets may require blood transfusions, chiefly for genetic issues, surgery, chronic illnesses, or medical emergencies. 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, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

About our resident cat blood donors

Our resident donors, felines rescued with time already running out, would otherwise face euthanasia. They are donors for a specified amount of time, and afterward, we help them find permanent, loving homes. They all pass a screening process which includes a physical examination, temperament analysis, blood testing, and vaccinations.

If you’re interested in adopting a Feline Pet Hero from our Pet Blood Bank Program, please reach out to 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 want to join our Pet Blood Bank Program to save lives, please call us 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.