Carter BloodCare frequently receives questions about statistics, positions on blood donation and the constant need for a safe and sufficient blood supply.

In addition to those below provided by Carter BloodCare, a wide variety of statements from America’s Blood Centers are also available to the public.

Easy messages to use when talking about blood donation:

  • Each blood donation saves three lives.
  • More than 1,000 donors are needed each day to keep blood on the shelves of hospitals in North, Central and East Texas.
  • Six hundred to 800 patients each day could require a blood transfusion. Many will require more than one unit of blood or blood products.
  • One in seven patients admitted to a hospital could receive a blood transfusion.  
  • There is no substitute for human blood. Thus, there is no substitute for blood donors.
  • Regularly scheduled blood donations assure there is already blood on the shelves during a disaster/crisis.
  • Make a blood donation by setting up an appointment today.
  • You may call or text Carter BloodCare at 800-366-2834.
  • Arrange to host a blood drive by emailing BookABloodDrive@carterbloodcare.org.

 

29 March 2018

Facts about Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease patients -- often children -- can require up to 12 units of blood per month. These "frequent users" of transfused blood require "special blood properties" that make blood donors of their same ethnic background a critical piece of their continued health and comfort. In the case of chronically transfused patients, receiving blood from someone close to their ethnic background is imperative.



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.


14 November 2015

Local Response to Paris Attacks

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, Texas (November 14, 2015) – Carter BloodCare joins with our larger community around the world in extending our heartfelt concerns toward the people of France, in the wake of Friday’s attacks on Paris. In times such as these, many of us want to help and that sometimes means giving blood.