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10140 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Blood Donor Requirements

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital Blood Bank provides life-saving blood products to dogs in our area and to hospitals around the country.

Just like humans, pets with traumatic injuries or certain medical conditions require blood transfusions. The demand for blood products continues to increase and we are always welcoming new canine donors into our program. A single donation can save more than one life because both the red blood cells and the blood plasma are used.

If your dog qualifies to be a donor, we request that they donate six times annually. We will call and arrange the donations at a convenient time for you.

Donor Requirements: Dogs

Overall good health & friendly disposition

1-6 years of age

Over 55 lbs

Current on all required vaccines

Current on monthly flea, tick, and heartworm prevention

Never received blood transfusion before

Has never been diagnosed or treated for heartworm disease

Common Reasons for a Blood Transfusion


Internal Hemorrhage

Canine Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)


Coagulation Abnormalities

For Questions or to Place an Order

Contact us at 303-996-1366 ​(7am -5pm) otherwise please call the main number 303-424-3325.

Thor - Golden Retriever - Blood Donor

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital is the only 24-hour veterinary blood bank in the Denver metro area. To order blood products or to learn more about the program, please contact us at 303-996-1366 ​(7am -5pm) otherwise please call the main number 303-424-3325. All orders are shipped Fed-Ex overnight and courier service is available in the Denver metro area.

Benson - Blood Donor
Wheat Ridge
Animal Hospital

10140 W. 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


Vision Statement

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital will be the premier veterinary hospital in the state, providing unsurpassed veterinary care and client service, offering the best possible clinical outcomes for our patients and an empathetic partner in the process for our clients.

Bill Cicero, BS, MBA, Hospital Director

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