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10 August 2018

Winners announced: 15th Annual H-E-B Challenge blood drives

It is a celebration of life for H-E-B and its employees who helped to save approximately 1,833 lives this summer. The grocery chain dedicated 16 days for blood drives in 23 stores in north and central Texas. They call it the H-E-B Challenge because employees in participating stores challenge each other to see which store can attract the most blood donos – and also which one can attract the greatest percentage of donors per store size.

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09 August 2018

Treating Sickle Cell Disease: Blood Transfusions Matter

  • Serious complications from sickle cell disease are often treated by performing a 'red cell exchange transfusion'
  • Healthy red blood cells replace almost all of the patient's sickled cells 
  • The healthy cells have a 120-day life span; sickle cells live only 30 to 60 days

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Blood Drives

Gateway Church Partners With Carter BloodCare for Summer Blood Drive

On Sunday, April 8, Robert Morris’s life was saved after he received several blood transfusions. The founding senior pastor of Gateway Church was at home recovering from a double hernia surgery when he began to feel lightheaded and passed out. His wife, Debbie, called paramedics who then rushed Morris to the hospital via medical helicopter.

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Dallas Greek organizations join Carter BloodCare to save local patients' lives: AT&T Stadium marks perfect place for blood donation event to raise Sickle Cell awareness.

Published on 22 March 2018

AT&T Stadium marked the perfect place for a blood donation event to raise awareness of the need for blood donation to help those afflicted with Sickle Cell disease. Carter BloodCare provides transfusions children and young adults in North, Central and East Texas children in need of blood to help combat the effects of Sickle Cell disease.

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