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.

26 March 2021

Keith Steptoe Memorial Blood Drive to be held at Carthage Country Club

There will be a Keith Steptoe Memorial Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at 1143 US Highway 79 North in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Wynell Steptoe at (903) 692-3118.

26 March 2021

McDonald's to host urgently-needed blood drives at several different Fort Worth locations

Several Fort Worth area McDonald's will offer the opportunity to donate blood and save lives.

McDonald's 28530 is hosting a blood drive from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at 2400 Alliance Gateway in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Rosa Chavez at (817) 337-9696.

McDonald's 33928 is hosting a blood drive from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at 12540 N. Beach Street in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Sergo Morales at (817) 741-1811.

McDonald's 14485 is hosting a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 3, at 4420 Western Center Blvd. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Nora Rodriguez at (817) 847-5959.

McDonald's 32528 is hosting a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 3, at 3250 Heritage Trace Parkway in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Mario Lopez at (817) 750-3250.

12 March 2021

Carter BloodCare: Feel good, reduce stress by volunteering to donate blood

The COVID-19 pandemic has been taxing, emotionally, physically and psychologically. People young and old have felt the effects of isolation and a transition to social distancing, working and schooling from home, and a “new normal” that does not feel normal at all. There is a way to combat the sadness, isolation and stress resulting from the pandemic. Do a good deed for someone. Host a blood drive or go to the closest donor center near you and give.

10 March 2021

A global milestone, an urgent community need

March 11, 2021 marks a grim milestone in health and human history, with the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global pandemic.

In the past 12 months, COVID-19 has altered the landscape of daily lives, from the ways we work and shop to interactions with friends, families and neighbors.

Throughout these challenges, one constant remains: the ongoing need for blood to save lives.

08 March 2021

Commerce Rotary to host blood drive, saving and sustaining lives

Commerce Rotary is hosting a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Commerce Public Service Building, 1103 Sycamore, in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Gene Lockhart at (903) 513-8676.