Vet Hospital Transfusion Medicine

PetPB Vet Hospital keeps fresh frozen plasma, and fresh packed red blood cells in stock should one of our patients require a transfusion.

vet hospital blood vialsPlasma is used should your pet require additional clotting factors as a result from rat poisoning, snake bites, heatstroke, or severe GI upset such as with parvo.  Blood transfusions are required due to hemorrhage or anemia as a result from surgery, trauma, parasites, or red blood cell destruction from immune mediated responses.  Our in-house laboratory at our vet hospital screens donor and patient blood by typing the patient and then cross matching with the donor.

This screening ensures the patient does not reject the donor blood.