University of Sydney Develops Blood Bank for Man’s Best Friend

The University of Sydney’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital has established a canine blood bank to increase the reserves of blood available for life saving transfusions. With 40% of Australian households owning a dog there is significant demand for canine blood products for illnesses such as trauma and internal bleeding caused by poisoning. With the availability of canine blood being affected by the closure of the main supplier’s blood bank at the University of Melbourne, the need to establish a local program [...]