Sophie Booth RVN

Veterinary nurse Sophie Booth shares the story of how the kindness of a stranger saved her life and
explains why it is so important to give blood.

As veterinary professionals, we understand the importance of blood products to critically ill patients. Blood is usually readily available from our local Pet Blood Bank, or via a quick phone call to a client whose pet is on the practice’s donor list. Blood donations regularly save the lives of animals[1] and are just as vital in human medicine. But have you ever thought about how human blood stocks are sourced, accessed and maintained? I found myself asking this very question following four life-saving blood transfusions in 2022.

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