Dogs donate blood – level 2

12-07-2016 07:00

In Taiwan, an animal hospital became the first in the country where dogs can donate blood. The hospital hopes to help injured dogs which normally rely on ad hoc donations.

When a dog gets injured, it cannot always get a blood transfusion quickly. People must find a healthy dog over 20 kilograms in weight and between 1 to 8 years old.

Most dogs in the programme belong to students at the university. The scientists hope to help save the lives of cats and other pets as well.

Difficult words: donate (give something for free), rely on (if you rely on something, the thing is very important to you), ad hoc (not planned, improvised).

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