Petplan Charitable Trust (PPCT) has teamed up with Pet Blood Bank UK (PBB) to support the launch of the first canine blood mobile unit in the UK. Set up in 1994 the Trust provides much needed funds to promote the health and welfare of animals.
“PBB are very grateful to PPCT for funding this new initiative, the new mobile unit will provide us with an amazing opportunity to reach more donors and make sure we have blood products available 24 hours a day/365 day a year to help sick or injured dogs ultimately saving more dogs lives,” said John Hill, Chairman of Pet Blood Bank UK Board of Trustees.
“We currently hold five sessions a week at host practices across the UK. With advancements in veterinary medicine, maintaining our stock levels can be challenging so the new mobile unit will give us the flexibility to run additional sessions when our blood stocks are low.
“We are thrilled with the new unit and are very grateful to our colleagues at the Petplan Charitable Trust for their support.”
David Simpson from PPCT said, “We are delighted to be supporting Pet Blood Bank. The Blood Bank does tremendously valuable and life-saving work in providing vitally needed blood to help sick pets. Nor do we forget that none of it would be possible without the active support of the dogs and the owners who volunteer to donate blood.”