Flynn might be a two-year-old Golden Retriever, but he is a superhero too! This brave dog helps out other dogs every day by giving them some of his blood. When his best friend, the rescue dog Molly, became sick he became a donor.

Molly’s Diagnosis

Molly became sick last year and was diagnosed with immune mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA). Since then she has needed blood transfusions and has been on about 15 different pills every day. Unfortunately Molly will live with IMHA forever and might relapse at any time; this is why canine blood donations are so important.

Flynn Signs Up

Flynn’s owner Amy Barrass, 21, signed him up as a donor when she saw an ad for the Pet Blood Bank UK at the animal hospital. After seeing what transfusions did for Molly, she didn’t think twice. Flynn has now given blood a few times; and the 450ml donation will help to save up to four other dog’s lives.

Flynn is very comfortable during the process: “Flynn seems to love the experience. He lies on the vet’s table, having his tummy rubbed while the blood is being extracted. It only takes 5 to 10 minutes,” said Amy.

Donation Criteria

If you are interested in signing your dog up for donations, here are some of the criteria: dogs aged between one and nine can donate, dogs weighing 55lb or more are allowed, dogs that have had transfusion or dogs who are on steroids cannot donate.

The brave Flynn has even inspired his owner to become a blood donor; it is so simple and easy and you can help out others in need!

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Flynn to our Glasgow donation session. His story is a testament to the life-saving importance of giving blood,” said Jan Dixon, of Pet Blood Bank UK.

Source: Daily Record

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