Hospital named best host venue in blood bank awards
Team’s effort to support dog blood donation scheme throughout lockdown recognised with national prize.
The Dick Vet Hospital for Small Animals has been named best host venue in the latest Heart of Pet Blood Bank Awards.
The HfSA team has been hosting blood donor sessions on behalf of the Pet Blood Bank UK since 2015.
Donation days are well attended by pet dogs, which is attributed to the practice spreading the word to dog owners and recruiting donors.
In the latest session, 17 dogs attended and the Pet Blood Bank team collected 15 units of blood.
Each unit collected is processed into 4 blood products, meaning the donations have the potential to help save the lives of 60 other dogs needing a transfusion.
Each dog is cared for during the donation with lots of reassurance, affection and a few treats. The rewards continue at home with a goodie bag and toy.
The team’s national award for Best Host Venue 2019-2020 will be presented at a virtual ceremony.
We are extremely grateful for all your support and for continuing this throughout the pandemic. A big well done and thank you to the whole team.
We have been able to provide clean, spacious, self-contained facilities to the Pet Blood Bank team, allowing safe donation sessions to continue during lockdown. I am so proud of our team being able to support this essential veterinary charity.
About the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than eight hundred staff and almost fourteen hundred students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.
The School comprises:
- The Roslin Institute
- The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security
- The Roslin Innovation Centre
- The Hospital for Small Animals
- Equine Veterinary Services
- Farm Animal Services
- Easter Bush Pathology
- The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education
We represent the largest concentration of animal science related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.