DMV blood bank

Register your pet to the DMV Centres Blood Bank

Did you know that blood transfusions are frequently used in veterinary medicine and that, every year, hundreds of pets return home in much better health because an animal blood donor “gave a helping paw”?

For more information, please get in touch with Vanessa Turcot-Lamarche, animal health technician:

514 633-8888, ext. 233 (outside Montreal: 1 800 463-8555)

How can my dog become a blood bank donor?

To donate blood, a dog must:

  • weigh at least 55 lbs (25 kg)
  • have received treatment for heartworm
  • sleep indoors
  • have been vaccinated annually
  • be easy to handle
  • be between 1 and 8 years old

How can my cat become a blood bank donor?

To donate blood, a cat must:

  • weigh at least 10 lbs (5 kg)
  • sleep indoors
  • have been vaccinated annually
  • be easy to handle
  • be between 1 and 8 years old

Our donors

To see a list of our donors, click on the appropriate link:

We sincerely thank all of these pets and their owners; without their generosity, we wouldn’t be able to save hundreds of other pets!