19 March 2018
Mavs fans invited to ‘bleed blue’ at new practice facility

Dallas Mavericks to host Carter BloodCare drive and open gym for the public

Mavs fans invited to ‘bleed blue’ at new practice facility

Dallas Mavericks to host Carter BloodCare drive and open gym for the public

WHAT:         

The Dallas Mavericks blood drive is on December 30, and we’re shooting for 500 donations to help boost the blood supply as we head into the challenging month of January. All blood donors will receive a tour of the new Mavs practice facility – never before opened to the public; a pair of tickets to an upcoming game; and a custom t-shirt designed for the event which reads “Mavs Fans Bleed Blue,” not to mention a pair of Carter BloodCare socks.

WHEN:          9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 30

WHERE:      

Dallas Mavericks new practice facility and training center

1530 Inspiration Drive

Dallas, Texas 75207

WHY:            

Blood drives are essential to sustaining the community blood supply, especially during the holidays.

This is notoriously a low-collection season for blood centers, even though medical treatments for patients must continue.

600 to 800 patients require blood transfusions daily.

One simple donation of a pint of blood can help at least three patients.

DETAILS:    

Donors can look for 12 buses and nearby Carter BloodCare representatives to get the blood donation process started.  Donors may also sign up in advance by visiting carterbloodcare.org and selecting an appointment time. Walk-ups are welcome, but appointments are honored at the times for which they are selected.

More activities at the Mavs ‘Bleed Blue’ Blood Drive:

  • Shoot arounds for prizes, on the practice court
  • Appearances by and photos with the ManiACCs, Mavs Dancers, and a Mavs Mascot
  • Live radio broadcasts by several Cumulus radio stations
  • Food provided by Eatzi’s after your blood donation
  • Tours of Community Beer Company ($15 value)  – located at the practice facility

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.

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