Who We Are
The Canadian Animal Blood Bank (CABB) is a not-for-profit (CRA registered charity) that saves the lives of dogs across Canada by leading education in transfusion medicine and making the highest quality blood available to Veterinarians and dog owners. We engage pet owners to volunteer their qualified dogs to participate in whole blood collections. The blood is collected, locally processed, and then made available to veterinarian hospitals and clinics across Canada.
Supported by the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association and Red River College Polytechnic, the CABB head office is located in Winnipeg, MB where the majority of collections and component production occurs. Satellite collection sites are based out of Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Niagara, Whitby, Burlington, Ottawa, Moncton, and the Université de Montréal (CHUV).
Our mission is to supply high-quality canine blood products to Canadian veterinarians, advance veterinary medicine by educating Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians/Animal Health Technologists in transfusion medicine, and increase public awareness of animal blood banking.