By: Kuo Chu-chen and Lilian Wu
Taipei, June 13 (CNA) An animal blood bank has been launched at a university in southern Taiwan to
help animals in urgent need of blood transfusions.
The center, set up by the Department of Veterinary Medicine at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, is the first of its kind in Taiwan. It is patterned upon animal blood banks at the University of California, Davis and Thailand’s Kasetsart University.
The center gave a demonstration of how to take a blood donation from a dog at the launch of the center.
A three-year-old, 21-kg mixed breed was making its first blood donation, with its owner at its side to comfort him. [FULL STORY]