26 July 2021

Give blood for 'Ol Glory

This July, Texans celebrate the red, white and blue. It is a time when families come together, young and old, to unite under fireworks and celebrate our nation’s independence. Carter BloodCare suggests one easy way to show unity: donate ‘some red’ as a tribute to Ol’ Glory.

26 July 2021

Lowe's urges eligible blood donors to give during chronically-severe shortage

Summer is a traditionally slow season for blood donations and 2021 is serious because the blood supply is at a 30-year low. Following a pandemic and a week when collections halted due to freezing, icy conditions, the blood shortage leaves hospitals concerned about how to meet their patients’ blood transfusion needs. For this reason, Texans are urged to make an appointment or walk in to donate blood. It is a collective effort that will enable Carter BloodCare to meet the challenge of ending the 16-month-long blood shortage. As Americans, and better yet, as Texans, it can be done.

26 July 2021

Texans’ blood donations needed during 30-year critical shortage

City of Kaufman is hosting a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, July 30, at 607 E. Fair St., in the Kaufman Civic Center. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Rheanne Archer at (972) 932-7440.

26 July 2021

Rosedale Donor Center in Fort Worth: Delivering great experiences that stick well

For new donors, it can all come down to the “stick.”

“What actually happens with the needle is very important,” said Site Supervisor Ricky Wingham with Carter BloodCare’s Rosedale Donor Center in Fort Worth. “The experience they have – that it’s a really good donor experience – is one of the main things that will help people get over their fears and come back.”

Fortunately, their arms are in good hands with the Rosedale team.

22 June 2021

Preston Valley Donor Center Team Keeps North Dallas Collections Flowing Smoothly

As the saying goes, one key to success is location, location, location, and Carter BloodCare’s Preston Valley Donor Center is in prime territory.

On the busy southwest corner of I-635/LBJ Freeway and Preston Road in North Dallas, the Preston Valley location typically processes 20 to 30 donors a day, with a weekly average of more than 120 donors.

The more important drivers of success, however, are the people who power the donor center.

15 June 2021

Summer, traditionally slow season for blood donations, has Carter BloodCare seeing worst collections crisis in decades

Blood is essential every day in hospitals, so much so, that its need is globally recognized each summer. Annually, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) June 14, to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products everywhere. During the month in which Texans celebrate safe blood and honor dads, Carter BloodCare applauds the volunteers who give with their blood to save others’ lives.

15 June 2021

Masonic Lodge, Boys and Girls Club of Hill County urge eligible blood donors to give during chronically-severe shortage

The pandemic shutdown of schools, businesses and places of worship has dragged on 15 months. As masks are peeling off, the blood supply remains in dire straits across North, Central and East Texas. The shortage is described as the worst seen in 30 years by longtime blood banking professionals.

15 June 2021

18th Annual “H-E-B Challenge” blood drive invites grocery shoppers to boost blood supply during urgent need

Carter BloodCare is counting on the employees of H-E-B stores in Central Texas to help encourage blood donation this summer, amid an urgent need. It is the 18th Annual “H-E-B Challenge” blood drive when the grocery chain prioritizes blood donation awareness. Summer is the season when blood donors are traditionally harder to find. Since the pandemic, Carter BloodCare and blood programs nationwide, have suffered the worst blood shortage in decades. Blood donors of all blood types are needed now and new blood donors are encouraged to give it a try.

13 April 2021

South Tyler Animal Clinic, Smith County Medical Society, Hollytree Dental to host urgently-needed blood drives

South Tyler Animal Clinic is hosting a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 23, at 5508 Old Jacksonville Highway in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Jodi Dana at (903) 561-1717.

Smith County Medical Society is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at 6115 New Copeland Road in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Julia Gardner at (903) 593-7058.

Hollytree Dental is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at 6770 Old Jacksonville Highway in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Kaila Wimmer at (903) 270-1100.

13 April 2021

Mary Kay Global Headquarters to host urgently-needed blood drive

Mary Kay Global Headquarters is hosting a blood drive in Addison from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at 16251 Dallas Parkway in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Stacy Gordon at stacy.gordon@mkcorp.com.