31 March 2020

A Statement from Carter BloodCare on Convalescent Plasma

Carter BloodCare is working with doctors and hospitals to facilitate the collection of convalescent plasma under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Emergency Investigational New Drug (eIND) guidance. The FDA’s web site outlines the protocols for physicians who want to participate in the Investigational COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma - Emergency INDs.


12 March 2020

“We need people to start turning out in force to give blood.”

“We need people to start turning out in force to give blood.” That urgent call-to-action coming from Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, as fear about the coronavirus is keeping people from wanting to donate blood.

Over the past week, blood centers throughout the country are experiencing a significant drop in donations which is limiting the ability for the nation’s blood supply to be adequately replenished.


10 March 2020

Coronavirus Fears Put Nation’s Blood Supply at Risk

Concerns over the coronavirus are negatively impacting the nation’s blood supply and it has blood centers around the country appealing to the public that now is the time to donate.

 

 


08 March 2020

Carter BloodCare responds to shortage due to COVID-19

Carter BloodCare has responded to a plea for help from a Seattle-area community blood center by shipping 100 units of type O Rh positive blood. Bloodworks Northwest is responsible for supplying blood products to hospitals that are in the middle of ground zero for the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. The blood program reported 12 canceled blood drives by one of the region’s largest employers. Additionally, schools and universities have closed and businesses are implementing employee telecommuting. One blood banking executive called it ‘the perfect storm for a blood shortage.’


03 March 2020

Carter BloodCare remains vigilant during evolving COVID-19 outbreak

Carter BloodCare recognizes that there are concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. As your community blood center, be reassured that we are closely monitoring disease progression. We have daily communications with AABB, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The blood banking community members also remain in close contact with each other about best practices. Carter BloodCare’s mission is at the heart of what we do – saving lives by making transfusion possible.

 


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.