TOMMY LENNART EISGARD
A tribute by Gill Cooke
Steward & Critique Writing Seminar 6 October 2019
Thank you to Cathy Hayward for supplying this interesting article:
I first became aware of a canine blood donation scheme in the late 1980’s and registered one of my Irish Setters ‘Jaffa’ (Moreta Chocolate Orange) with the national charity called ‘The Holly Blood Donor Appeal’. They simply kept a list of owners who would be willing to allow their dogs to donate blood. He was called up once, to donate blood for a dog suffering from auto immune haemolytic anaemia. In those days, it was simply a case of driving to the veterinary practice where the recipient was being treated, donating blood and then going home again.