Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dogs are not humans but gaining preference

Last fall ABC news reports:

A critical shortage of blood has forced the cancellation of elective surgeries in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Atlanta, the American Red Cross said today.


Meanwhile today in Pennsylvania people are worried about canine blood donation.

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - If man's best friend is a dog, then who is a dog's best friend? That would be Rover. Or Glow. Or Ivan or Raina.

The four canines recently donated precious pints of blood to their fellow pooches. And they did it without having to travel far from home: They visited an animal bloodmobile.

Similar to the Red Cross vehicles for humans, the University of Pennsylvania's traveling veterinary lab goes to where the donors are to make it easier to give.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/living/pets/20140514_ap_eb8dfc69dd7d4557b32c38d285c9e7de.html#o3A5PCpGlotSgO4f.99

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