Let’s face it: Your dog is part of the family. And like any family
member, you want to keep your dog happy and healthy. You’re part of a
community of pet lovers who care for and enjoy their four-legged friends
on a daily basis.
Why recruit donors from the community?
HemoSolutions accepts blood donations from healthy dogs who
live with caring owners rather than solely using kennel-kept dogs as
many blood banks do. We feel this approach is more ethical, but also
more challenging as we work to find enough suitable donors.
Why should your dog become a donor?
Because heroes come in different shapes and sizes. And sometimes, they even have four legs and fur.
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HemoSolutions acquires and provides quality component veterinary blood products in an ethical and humane manner. HemoSolutions believes blood donors should live in private homes and lead normal lives. HemoSolutions also believes owners and veterinarians should be provided with complete information concerning blood donation and blood administration. All blood donors, pet owners, referring veterinarians and HemoSolutions staff should be treated with dignity and respect.
HemoSolutions was established in 2004 when Dr. James Gaynor saw the need for an ethical, community-driven blood bank for dogs. He wanted to address the chronic shortage of dog blood, but didn’t feel that creating another “dog farm,” where the dogs are raised solely to provide blood, would be a humane choice. Instead, Dr. Gaynor decided on a more compassionate alternative: Recruiting blood donors from loving, caring homes. He knew the generosity of dog owners would create the momentum needed to get HemoSolutions started. What he didn’t anticipate was the overwhelming response from the community, the media and pet lovers in general.
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists; Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management