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Pippin: From Patient to Hero

Pippin, a beautiful five-year-old domestic shorthair feline received a lifesaving blood transfusion when he came to Animal Emergency Hospital Volusia for anemia.

After a successful recovery, his grateful owners John and Robin Marsh have decided to pay it forward by having Pippin become a blood donor to help other pets in need.

As a 24-hour emergency animal hospital, we rely on blood donations from both cats and dogs to help other pets in critical moments. We are currently experiencing a blood shortage, so we are so appreciative of all of our blood donors and looking for even more qualified pets.

Have Your Pet Become a Hero

We hope Pippin’s story inspired you and your family to think about your pet becoming a blood donor.


  • – Must be eight years old or younger
  • – Weigh 10lbs or more
  • – FELV / FIV neg.
  • – Indoor only
  • – Up to date on vaccinations


  • – Large dogs are preferred (65 lbs or more)
  • – Must be heartworm negative
  • – Up to date on vaccinations

Benefits for Blood Donors

Each blood donor will receive a $50 credit for every donation, either to be applied to products we carry or if your pet ever requires our emergency services.

If your furry family member meets the above criteria, please give us a call at 386.252.0206 to arrange a no-cost blood type test and to learn more about the donor program.*

Thanks, Pippin for your courage and inspiring other pets!

*It is at AEHV’s discretion for each donor and donors cannot donate more often than eight weeks.

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