Saving Lives

Canadian Animal Blood Bank

The Canadian Animal Blood Bank (CABB) is a non-profit organization supported by the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association and Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba. CABB is dedicated to improving veterinary care by providing blood products to animals that require transfusion therapy as part of their treatment.

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"We would love to have every dog as a donor, but for their sake, we select them."

Information for donors

The criteria for your dog to be selected :

  • Calm temperament as dogs must remain still for 5 minutes with modest restraint and without sedation
  • Judged healthy and suitable by your vet
  • Weigh at least 25 kg (55 lbs) on a lean body mass basis
  • Be between 1 and 8 years old – donors are retired at 10 years old
  • Vaccinations must be up to date
  • Heartworm tested and on preventative medication

We need your help

Information for volunteers

Anyone can volunteer for any donor event, but we particularly welcome secondary and post-secondary students and veterinary professionals.

Are you interested?