08 January 2019

UT Arlington to host community blood drive to save lives

With the new year comes a new calendar, new resolutions and new hope for health. The year also starts off with National Blood Donor Month – celebrated since 1970 when President Richard Nixon declared it a time to honor the contributions of volunteer blood donors throughout the country. When marking the 2019 calendar for holidays, birthdays and special events, consider marking the calendar for blood donation, too.

Carter BloodCare says blood donors can return as often as every 56 days. Additionally, blood types that are Rh negative (A-, B-, O-, AB-) occur less frequently in the population, so blood centers can run low on these types.


31 October 2018

Walmart, Austin Avenue United Methodist Church, Greater Waco Early Education Center invite community to give at lifesaving blood drives

WACO, Texas (October 23, 2018) – The marvels of modern medicine include the ability to transfuse living tissue – blood – from one person to another. Volunteer blood donors, like those in Waco make it possible to treat acute disease, chronic conditions, even cancers. That is a reason to give countless thanks. Carter BloodCare delivers transfusion services for north, central and east Texas hospitals, for patients that number in the hundreds, daily. Treatments, such as chemotherapy, are heavily supported with blood or platelets “at the ready.”  Additionally, the life-saving capabilities are not possible without 1,000 volunteers giving blood every day


31 October 2018

Trinity Valley Community College, Athens Christian Prep Academy, UT Health invite community to give at lifesaving blood drives

ATHENS, Texas (October 26, 2018) – The marvels of modern medicine include the ability to transfuse living tissue – blood – from one person to another. Volunteer blood donors, like those in Athens make it possible to treat acute disease, chronic conditions, even cancers. That is a reason to give countless thanks. Carter BloodCare delivers transfusion services for north, central and east Texas hospitals, for patients that number in the hundreds, daily. Treatments, such as chemotherapy, are heavily supported with blood or platelets “at the ready.”  Additionally, the life-saving capabilities are not possible without 1,000 volunteers giving blood every day.

There is no substitute for human blood. And when a patient’s life is on the line, blood must be ready with only a moment’s notice.


31 October 2018

19th Annual Red, White and Blue Festival invites community to give at lifesaving blood drive

BULLARD, Texas (October 26, 2018) – The marvels of modern medicine include the ability to transfuse living tissue – blood – from one person to another. Volunteer blood donors, like those in Bullard make it possible to treat acute disease, chronic conditions, even cancers. That is a reason to give countless thanks. Carter BloodCare delivers transfusion services for north, central and east Texas hospitals, for patients that number in the hundreds, daily. Treatments, such as chemotherapy, are heavily supported with blood or platelets “at the ready.”  Additionally, the life-saving capabilities are not possible without 1,000 volunteers giving blood every day.


28 September 2017

Offer these October treats: lifesaving gifts of blood donation

GRANBURY, Texas (September 28, 2017) – October brings out the pranks and parties, in addition to the vampire jokes directed at blood-collections staff with Carter BloodCare. While it is all intended for fun, some blood donors do feel uneasy anticipating the needle sticks. One suggestion for those donors is to consider the person who might receive your donated gift of blood.


07 February 2017

Tarrant County gears up for second annual Big Give

FORT WORTH, Texas (February 7, 2017) – In Tarrant County, you either “go big or go home.” The second annual ‘Big Give’ is coming to Tarrant County this week. And if the event is half as successful as the 2016 Big Give, it will strengthen the community blood supply in a big way.


03 January 2017

Community blood supply has reached critical level

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 3, 2017) – Carter BloodCare is asking for the greater community’s help as the blood supply in a 56-county area has reached a level of urgent need. Volunteer blood donations are a critical link to help prevent disruptions in patient care at hospitals.


29 July 2016

Statement From Carter BloodCare Concerning Zika Virus

Carter BloodCare is closely monitoring the fluid developments in the state of Florida, concerning the Zika virus. Our staff receives daily updates on newly announced Zika-risk areas. Added to the list now, are Broward and Miami-Dade counties in Florida. This is part of the pre-donation screening process.


02 April 2014

Blood products delivered for Fort Hood shooting response

KILLEEN, Texas (Apr. 2, 2014) – As of 7 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Carter BloodCare reports that area hospitals requested specific blood products to support their care of the injured from the Fort Hood shooting. Several people died and others were injured during a shooting early this evening.


06 December 2013

Inclement weather hampers blood collections

DALLAS/FORT WORTH/WACO/TYLER, Texas (Dec. 6, 2013) – Due to extremely icy conditions throughout much of north and central Texas, Carter BloodCare has closed all blood donation centers in those areas and cancelled all community blood drives.