The other day we received this letter in the mail.
Dec 31, 2016
Dear Stanley and Family,
On Tuesday, December 27th, our pup, Will, had surgery for a liver shunt at Alpenglow Animal Hospital in Boulder. That evening he became unstable with some bleeding and clotting issues. We were very scared.
The next morning we got a call that he had turned a corner and was much improved. We raced to the hospital to see him and were so relieved to get kisses from him.
Above his kennel was a picture of Stanley, with best wishes. At first we weren’t sure what it meant, but quickly learned that it was Stanley who had donated the blood products that helped Will recover.
We are forever grateful that you and Stanley choose to share his good health with other animals in need. Will weighs less than 6 pounds so he is probably not a candidate to donate but we are going to find a way to pay it forward.
We brought Stanley’s card home with us an he will now hang as an ornament on our Christmas tree with all our other human and furry kids.,
Again, thank you for making the effort to help other animals in need.
This letter brought tears to our eyes. We had helped save a life. It means to world to us that this family took the time to acknowledge his gift.
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life it’s so easy to make excuses why you are “too busy” to do something like donate blood. I used to donate blood and haven’t done it in a long time. I’m done making excuses, my appointment to donate is Feb 17th and Stanley is donating this Friday.
Click here to find out if your dog is eligible to be a blood donor.