The donor can be every dog which complies with the following requirements:
- body mass at least 26 kilograms
- age between 10 months and 7 years
- vaccinated against communicable diseases and protected from fleas and ticks,
- and subjected to regular worms eradication
Donor is obliged to cooperate for at least one year. During this time blood is collected 6-10 times (dogs and cats can safely donate blood every 3 weeks).
The collected blood sample is tested for babesiosis. Blood cell counts and biochemical tests are carried out every time.
After first collection, blood group is estimated and tested for HB and Bart. Results are sent by post,