Animals and Blood Types

Stock up and save. Limit one. pkmartin at netcom.com
Fri Dec 29 13:39:49 EST 1995

ok.  so I've looked in "Fundamental Immunology" and "Cellular and
Molecular Immunology" for the answer to this one and cant find it, so
here goes:

a colleague of mine said that he heard a story on the news involving a
local veterinary hospital and a "donor cat", which was well cared for
and served to "donate" blood for surgeries.  he asked whether animals
have blood types (sounds like a loaded question to me, so be patient
in your replies...).  a local vet told him that such procedures are
rarely done, but he never really answered the question.

sorry if this post doesn't seem germane to this group, but it's the
closest I can come within the "bionet" hierarchy.  pointers to
literature references or books would be appreciated.

pat martin

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