Pets Helping Pets: Animal Blood Drive
In the Penn Animal Bloodmobile, located at 39th & Spruce
Streets, Philadelphia (parking lot of the Ryan Veterinary Hospital)
Monday, November 15, 2004, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Each unit of blood can help save the lives of up to three critically
ill dogs who require transfusions during surgery, following trauma
or when they suffer from anemia or other bleeding disorders.
Sponsored by Wharton School students who have recruited
approximately 12 dogs to participate in the drive.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
The Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine manages the animal blood donor
program, which began in 1987 to meet the needs of its patients.
The Penn Animal Blood Bank has grown tremendously over the years;
since it began, more than 4,000 dogs have participated. It is the
largest voluntary canine blood donor program in the nation. The
bloodmobile is a vital part of the hospital's lifesaving
treatments for patients.