Transfusion of blood products is an important service that can mean the difference between life and death for our patients. Our hospital is experienced in all aspects of transfusion medicine including safe harvesting of blood from donor animals, blood typing, cross matching, safe administration of the appropriate blood product, and monitoring for complications of transfusion reaction. Cabarrus Emergency Veterinary Clinic maintains a supply of canine and feline blood products including packed red blood cells, whole blood and fresh frozen plasma. All of our feline products and some of our canine products are purchased from a commercial blood bank. We also maintain a community-based blood donor program for dogs.