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St. Louis Animal Blood Bank

The Saint Louis Animal Blood Bank began operations in September of 1998. The blood bank was created as a cooperative effort between Associated Veterinary Specialists and the Animal Emergency Clinic to maintain a consistent supply of blood products for pets in the St. Louis area.

Our blood donors are volunteers. Your help and your dog’s donation can save the lives of dogs. We are asking for assistance from the St. Louis community to maintain a safe and consistent blood supply for dogs. Without the support of the St. Louis dog community, we would not exist and some dogs would be declined needed life-saving treatments.

Requirements for potential donors:

  • Must be between the ages of one to six years
  • Are of even temperament
  • Be of normal body weight over fifty pounds
  • General good health
  • Current on vaccinations, heartworm free, and on preventative
  • Have never been pregnant and spayed if female
  • Not been a recipient of a blood transfusion

Membership requirements are as follows:

  • Able to bring pet in every 3 months over a course of 2 years
  • Make a total of 8 donations
  • No sedatives or anesthesia are required, donations take about 15-30 minutes

For your participation in the program:

  • The satisfactions in knowing you are helping to save lives!
  • Free annual blood work, heartworm, and ehrlichia, and lyme test
  • Free blood products for the life of the donor
  • Free blood products for house mates while donor is active in program
  • Emergency fee waived at The Animal Emergency Clinics and an additional 10% off total bill

If interested please contact:

St. Louis Animal Blood Bank (located at the St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinic)
9937 Big Bend Blvd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Phone (314) 614-K9BB or (314) 614-5922 Ask for Marianne
Or email us at: StLK9BB@gmail.com