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New sponsor encourages vets to register with

Interior décor and design specialists Lavender & Sage have generously pledged their support for the life-saving dog and cat blood donor registers www.DogBloodDonors.com and www.CatBloodDonors.com The French-inspired company is helping to encourage vets to register with www.DogBloodDonors.com and www.CatBloodDonors.com by providing a monthly prize of a gift from their fabulous range to the value of £50.

Founded by interior designer and dog lover Mayke Hogestijn, Lavender and Sage specialises in exquisite accessories and practical solutions for the home and garden. Every month Mayke will be awarding a beautiful gift to a registered veterinary surgeon, selected at random.

Mayke explains: “I was so inspired when I heard about the animal blood register on the news and I wanted to do something practical to help out.

My 14-year old liver-spotted Dalmatian Jessie has her own column in the Lavender and Sage newsletter and will be reporting regularly on the progress of www.DogBloodDonors.com and www.CatBloodDonors.com. I hope our scheme will give vets added incentive to register their practices, enabling them to benefit from this life-saving, free service.”

Dog owner Diana Cruttwell and her vet Dr Clive Elwood, from Davies Veterinary Specialists, established the Dog Blood Donor Register; who saved Diana’s dog’s life by administering a series of emergency blood transfusions. www.DogBloodDonors.com is simply an on-line register enabling vets to contact owners of potential blood donors.

It runs in tandem with www.CatBloodDonors.com. Pet owners can register on a safe website to enable their pet’s details to become accessible to vets throughout the UK. It is a totally free service. Vets registered to use the free service can then contact pet owners in an emergency in order for a unit of blood to be donated by the donor animal for use as a transfusion.

Mayke and Jessie the Dalmatian

To find out more and to register your practice visit www.animalbloodregister.com