Greyhound Trust South Lakes
Charity numbers:  269668 & SCO4404

Fostering and Homing Greyhounds in Cumbria and the South Lakes

This website covers all the Greyhounds coming to the branch from 1st January 2018. To see the 500+ Greyhounds homed between July 2004 and December 2017 visit

Greyhounds as Blood Donors

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About the Pet Blood Bank

Pet Blood Bank UK is a charity that provides a national canine blood bank. Their products and services are available to all UK veterinary professionals.

Blood is collected from donors at organised collection sessions in locations throughout the UK.  The blood donated at these sessions is taken to the processing unit in Loughborough where it is processed into red blood cells and plasma products.  It is then stored, ready to be supplied to veterinary practices across the UK.

To qualify for a blood donor session your greyhound:-

Must be aged between 1 year and 8 years.
Must be fit and healthy and all inoculations up to date.
Must be at least 4 weeks since she was spayed.
Must be at least 2 weeks since he was neutered.
Must be at least 2 weeks since he/she had inoculations.
Must be at least 2 weeks since a dental (scale & polish)
Must be at least 4 weeks since a dental involving extractions.

After the blood donor session has taken place there should be at least a 4 week interval before their next anaesthetic.
Pet Blood Bank Donor Sessions

The Pet Blood Bank
and the
Greyhound Trust South Lakes
hold blood donor sessions at:
 Highgate Vets @ Beezon Road,

Each session needs a minimum of 12 dogs to make the session worthwhile for the Pet Blood Bank visiting.

To register your interest please call the Pet Blood Bank
T:  01509 232222.
They will go through the details with you and book an appointment if not at Highgate Vets then at a Veterinary Clinic near you who operates the .

Your dog is given a full health check, isn’t  anaesthetised and it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete

Each pint of blood your greyhound gives can save the lives of up to 4 dogs.

Please help to save the life of someone else's dog by allowing your dog to donate blood.