Preparation and storage of donated blood spot granted at any time the best possible care in emergencies Ahlen, July 11, 2012 – injuries, accidents and operations, such as for example the use of an artificial hip joint in dogs can be rapidly life-threatening due to the large blood loss. For the best possible supply of dogs that require a blood transfusion, the Veterinary Clinic in Ahlen therefore operates a blood bank. By the blood bank site in the Veterinary Clinic we provide exactly the right blood cell and plasma preparations injured dogs on fastest way available. We are in the case not on general sound canned or inappropriate emergency donor dependent.”explains Dr. Gereon Viefhues, head of the Veterinary Clinic in Ahlen. Our laboratory is capable of, also in case of emergency and in the night by means of hematological examinations to choose the most appropriate blood product and by blood group determination the best compatible pouch of blood in our blood bank.” A cooled plasma centrifuge and a matching freezer taking care of the needs-based treatment of the blood in the animal hospital. In the so-called blood component preparation, the blood will be refined and thus prepared for the transfusion.
There are about 20 different blood group blood groups in the dog at the dog. But only DEA-1, DEA-2 and possibly even DEA-7 are important for a transfusion in dogs. Because, unlike humans, dogs have no innate antibodies to alien blood group. Requirements to each dog that is healthy and calm, donor dogs weighs at least 20 kg and is between an and nine years old, generally qualify as a blood donor. Potential donors should be regularly vaccinated and dewormed and taking no medication.
Before donating blood, a complete clinical examination of the dog as well as a detailed examination of the blood takes place. The donor receives for free in case of own emergency life-saving blood products. Serve as a basis for the operation of the blood bank at the animal clinic Ahlen the guidelines for the production, Storage, transportation and administration of blood and blood products in veterinary medicine. “The Veterinary Clinic Ahlen animal health in good hands” this claim Ahlen undertakes in the animal hospital a team of expert veterinarian with different focus for the health of the animals entrusted to us. As referral clinic, Veterinary Clinic, by animal owners and referring veterinarians far beyond the Westphalian region is estimated Ahlen particularly in complicated and rare cases or studies that require special technical or diagnostic equipment, until in the Dusseldorf area as animal clinic and Veterinary Centre of excellence. The Veterinary Clinic as a training site for veterinarians in six different training courses such as such as specialist vet for small animals on the subspecialty of surgery in the small animal or Ophthalmology and dermatology at the small and pet is approved on the basis of the high professional qualification.