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Everyone knows about bloodmobiles for humans. But a bloodmobile for dogs? The University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school ...
operates one that collects blood from pets around Philadelphia. (May 14)
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AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Harleysville, Pennsylvania - May 8, 20141. Mid of bloodmobile workers putting dog on table2. Mid of workers drawing blood3. Tight of worker holding dog's rear paws4. Tight of blood bag5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kym Marryott, Penn Animal Blood Bank: (Transcribed Below)6. Mid of Kym Marryott working with blood donation7. Wide of exterior of bloodmobile8. Tight of sign "pets helping pets"9. Tight of blood bag on counter10. Mid of dog table with workers11. Mid of workers drawing blood from dog12. Tight of workers drawing blood from dog13. Tight of workers drawing blood from dog14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristen Sauers, Dog Owner (Transcribed Below)15. Wide of pet owners leading dog into bloodmobile16. Mid of woman kneeling and petting dog17. Wide of workers in bloodmobile and dog approaching table18. Tight of worker filling out form19. Tight on Canine Donation Log20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joanne Sora, Dog Owner (Transcribed Below)21. Mid of pet owner exiting bloodmobile with dog22. Tight of pet food23. Wide of dog getting treat24. Tight of dog eating treatVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:DOGS MAY BE MAN'S BEST FRIEND, BUT CANINES ARE ALSO THERE FOR EACH OTHER.THESE PETS ARE DONATING BLOOD TO OTHER DOGS THROUGH AN ANIMAL BLOODMOBILE.SOUNDBITE: (English) Kym Marryott, Penn Animal Blood Bank: "You don't really think about it until you actually need it. But then once you're told about it, it kind of makes sense. Just like in people, dogs need blood too."ESPECIALLY FOR TRAUMAS, LIKE BEING HIT BY A CAR. OR THEY MIGHT NEED IT FOR CANCER TREATMENT. SO THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA'S BLOOD LAB TRAVELS AROUND THE PHILADELPHIA AREA TO COLLECT THE PRECIOUS FLUID.PENN VET OFFICIALS DON'T KNOW OF ANY SIMILAR BLOODMOBILES OPERATING IN THE U.S. DOG OWNERS SAY ITS MOBILITY MAKES IT EASIER FOR PETS TO GIVE.SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristen Sauers, Dog Owner "I think it's a wonderful thing. If your dog can lay still for a certain amount of time and donate blood to help out another dog, why not?"JUST LIKE HUMANS WHO GIVE BLOOD TO THE RED CROSS, DOGS ARE SCREENED AND NEED TO MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS. THEY MUST WEIGH MORE THAN 55 POUNDS, BE LESS THAN 8 YEARS OLD, AND HAVE A CERTAIN TYPE OF BLOOD.SOUNDBITE: (English) Joanne Sora, Dog Owner "It's a feel-good type thing. We know we're helping other dogs."PET OWNERS GET SOME FREE DOG FOOD FOR THEIR TROUBLE. AND THE ANIMALS? JUST LIKE PEOPLE, THEY'RE REWARDED WITH A SNACK AND A STICKER.NED BARKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS.