Cats asked to be blood-giving lifesavers

Alex Wardle, from Lee-on-the-Solent, collapsed at home and tragically died in March 2016, aged 23. 

From left: Alex's father, Stephen Wardle, sister Gemma Wardle, Alex Wardle and his mother, Denise Wardle.

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A VET’S practice in Farlington is appealing for cat owners to help boost blood stocks.

The Sanctuary Veterinary Centre says that, while there is a national blood bank for dogs, fresh donations are needed for every cat transfusion.

Now the practice wants to set up a donor register for cats in the Portsmouth area. Donors must be under eight years old, and weigh more than 4kg.

Amanda Bunting, from the practice, said: ‘Anybody who feels their cat may be a suitable donor should give the surgery a call to arrange free blood typing and a health check.’

To find out more about the scheme, contact Sanctuary on (023) 9237 6274.