Blood collections from donors not keeping pace with transfusion needs of patients
Per Carter BloodCare: Community advised that blood shortage remains grave
(DALLAS) – Blood collections from donors are not keeping pace with transfusion needs of hospital patients. Our community is not alone. Nationwide other programs are facing similar shortages.
There is a real risk that by Wednesday we will not be able to meet all the orders for transfusion. We have two days to avoid a crisis.
We are urgently calling on the community to please help avoid this crisis by donating. There is no other option because there is no substitute for blood.
About Carter BloodCare
Carter BloodCare is a community based, non-profit blood center that provides life-saving transfusion resources to more than 200 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of north, central and east Texas. The 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 300,000 blood products annually to meet patients’ treatment requirements. Carter BloodCare’s services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products. The center is accredited by the AABB, including a laboratory with accreditation for molecular testing of red cell antigens. It is licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is a member of America’s Blood Centers.