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Northstar VETS partners with American Red Cross



Northstar VETS partners with American Red Cross to host blood drive for people and pets



PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 30, 2015) The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region is partnering with NorthStar VETS once again for their annual human and companion animal blood drive on Tuesday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.at their Robbinsville, New Jersey office, located at 315 Robbinsville Allentown Road.

"While most people realize that humans often require donated blood for survival, most don't think about dogs and cats having the same need for blood that people do," said Kimberly Hammer, VMD, DACVIM, an internal medicine specialist at NorthStar VETS and supervising veterinarian for the NorthStar VETS Blood Bank for Dogs and Cats. "NorthStar VETS Blood Bank for Dogs and Cats offers this vital service and this is a wonderful opportunity to join forces with the Red Cross so we can help save human and animal lives at the same time."At this event, human blood donations will go to the Red Cross and all pets will be processed and screened by the NorthStar VETS Blood Donor Program. The donation process is quick and easy for pets and interested pet parents should take the online survey at northstarvets.com/blood-bank-screening today. For qualifying pets, NorthStar VETS will contact the owner to set up the first appointment.

According to Hammer, like humans, dogs and cats also have several different blood types, although these differ from human blood types. And, as with humans, some dogs are considered 'universal donors,' whose blood can be safely transfused into dogs of any other blood type. For example, greyhounds are very often universal donors. Many pet parents aren't aware that, just as in human medicine, blood products can be a life-saving resource for critically ill or injured pets. Time is of the utmost importance when blood and plasma products are required, and can often be difficult to find.

All human blood donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS for an appointment or log on to redcrossblood.org and enter the keyword: NorthStarVets

How to donate blood


Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross


The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About NorthStar VETS


Located in Robbinsville, NJ, NorthStar VETS is the region's leader in providing advanced veterinary services by board-certified, residency trained, or highly experienced veterinarians 24/7. As an American Animal Hospital Accredited (AAHA) Referral Practice, NorthStar VETS continues to set the standard in medical excellence for dogs, cats, birds, exotics, and other family pets.

Media contact: Beth Toll, 267.683.5488, @RedCrossBloodPJ, redcrossblood.org