As a dedicated resource for veterinarians, we understand the critical importance of reliable and safe blood transfusions for animals in need. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our rigorous donor screening process and ongoing yearly testing protocols.
At The Animal Blood Bank of Arkansas, the health and safety of our donors are paramount. Our screening process involves a thorough examination of potential donors, assessing their overall health, and conducting comprehensive blood tests to ensure they meet the highest standards. We work closely with veterinarians to identify suitable candidates, taking into account factors such as age, weight, and medical history.
Once enrolled, our donors undergo regular and comprehensive yearly testing to maintain the highest standards of health. This includes a battery of tests to screen for infectious diseases and ensure the continued well-being of our valuable donors. Our commitment to transparency means that veterinarians can trust that the blood provided by The Animal Blood Bank of Arkansas is of the utmost quality.
Our initial blood donor screening includes the following:
Chem 27 with SDMA, CBC, RealPCR Panel that includes Anaplasma spp., Babesia spp., Bartonella spp., Brucella canis, Canine Hemotropic Mycoplasma, Ehrlichia spp., Hepatozoon spp., Neorickettsi risticii, Leishmania spp. Quant, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (Rickettsia ricketts) and Trypanosoma cruzi. K9 heartworm antigen by ELISA, fecal ova and parasites, total T4, and a complete urinalysis.
Chem 25 with SDMA, CBC, FeLV antigen and FIV antibody by ELISA, Feline Coronavirus (FCoV) antibody by IFA, Anaplasma spp, Bartonella spp, Cytauxzoon felis, Ehrlichia spp., feline coronavirus (FCoV), and Feline Hemotropic Mycoplasma RealPCR tests, and total T4.
Our donors are required to stay up to date on core vaccines, stay on heartworm/flea/tick preventatives year round, and have the following yearly screening:
Chem 11 with SDMA, CBC, 4DX, Fecal Antigen Panel
Chem 11, Giardia, Fecal Anigen Panel, Feline Triple