The Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank (previously EVBB) is the largest canine volunteer blood bank in the United States. Our donors are brought in by their owners once every five to seven weeks to donate, and their donation appointments take less than twenty minutes. All donor dogs recruited by our blood bank have loving homes and families and are never kept in cages or sedated during the donation process. If dogs are not comfortable or cooperative with the program they are not required to continue. We screen for DEA 1.1 blood types and are available on call 24/7/365.
Local hospitals can pick up their orders 24/7 with preauthorization and confirmed blood typing. However, other hospital orders can only be shipped during regular UPS courier hours.
We will do our best to get your product order shipped to you as quickly as possible. We do not charge STAT fees.
Please ask if we are running any specials when you call. On occasion, we will also have shorter dated product or product that can be donated to qualifying rescues or situations.
Canine Blood Products:
Packed Red Blood Cells (PRBC):
Store in Standard Refrigerator. Refrigeration life is 42 days from the draw date.
Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP):
Smaller units of fresh frozen plasma may be available. Please contact us for details.
Store in Freezer. Freezer life for FFP is 1 year from the draw date. FFP becomes FP after 1 year and then remains useable as FP for the next 4 years.
Frozen Plasma (FP):
|Size (ml)||Not Type Specific|
Store in Freezer. Freezer life for FP is 5 years from the draw date.
|Unit Size||Not Type Specific|
|Cryo – Standard (treats 22lbs)||$115.00|
|Cryo – Half Unit||$70.00|
Store in Freezer. Freezer life is 1 year from the draw date.
Feline Blood Products:
We expect to have feline blood products available starting in the Summer or Fall or 2019. Please contact us for more information.
Canine/Feline Blood Collection Supplies:
- Alvedia Quick Blood Typing Tests (Canine and Feline) $26 per test – bulk discount available
- Alvedia Quick Crossmatch Kits of 5 tests $142, individual wrapped crossmatch $35 per test
- Baxter 77” filtered blood admin set $10
- Blood Collection Bags $10.50-15 – Jorgenson individual collection and single/trays of Terumo Bags (Double and triples) available
- Hemotap Blood Bag Spikes $4.00
- Hemonate Filters $5.00
Other ancillary/collection supplies, blood samples, and centrifugation services are available upon request. Please contact us for details.