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Red Bank Veterinary Hospital - Tinton Falls

Blood Transfusion on a dog

Blood Bank

There are many reasons why a pet may need a blood transfusion. Patients of Red Bank Veterinary Hospital are fortunate to have access to the Wyatt Goldthwaite Veterinary Blood Bank.

The Wyatt Goldthwaite Veterinary Blood Bank began in 2007, thanks to a generous donation by the Goldthwaite family in memory of their beloved dog, Wyatt. While being treated by the Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals Oncology Department, Wyatt was the recipient of several blood transfusions. It was the family's hope that a dedicated blood bank would enable Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals Tinton Falls to continue providing advanced care and blood products to critically ill patients. Our Blood Bank mission:

  • To provide a reliable humane source of veterinary blood products for canines and felines;

  • To provide education to hospital staff and clients about blood product donation and usage; and

  • To ensure blood products are used properly to best benefit the patients of the Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals.

Join The Pet Lifesaving Team

Are you interested in having your pet become part of our volunteer donor team?

The Red Bank Veterinary Hospital blood donor program is currently open to our canine and feline patients of sound health and gentle nature. Donors should be:

  • Between 1–7 years of age at the start of the program

  • A minimum of 50 pounds for dogs; 10 pounds for cats

  • Spayed or neutered

  • Current on vaccinations

  • Taking heartworm preventive (dogs only)

  • Using flea and tick preventive (dogs only)

  • Housed indoors (cats only)

  • Many long-term medications are approved, please enquire during screening

We are so grateful for all the pets that help to save other pet lives. To help thank them, your pet will receive:

  • Complimentary blood product, should your pet ever need it

  • Complimentary bag of Royal Canin pet food

  • Complimentary physical exam

  • Complimentary comprehensive lab testing annually

  • $75 Credit on your Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals account

Please note: These tests and exams do not replace regular wellness care. We expect you to stay current with your pet's veterinary visits and recommended vaccines.