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08 March 2021

Urgent Appeal for Blood

The deep freeze that brought Texas to a standstill in February continues to have a chilling impact on our community blood supply.

Record-breaking winter weather – along with loss of power, heat and water across the state – created an imperfect storm for selfless volunteers who give blood.

For four straight days, Carter BloodCare was unable to collect blood at blood drives or any of its donor centers.

Those four days – combined with the ongoing impact of the yearlong pandemic – have left the blood supply dangerously low. These natural emergencies do not change the fact that every day, patients’ lives depend on the availability of blood for transfusions.

In this video, Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president and CEO of Carter BloodCare, shares his personal appeal on the urgency of giving blood during this critical shortage.

Schedule to donate blood today. Schedule an appointment online at any of our 25 donor centers, or by calling/ texting 800-366-2834.

12 January 2021

Dr. Merlyn Sayers, CEO, Carter BloodCare, speaks on the state of the blood supply during an international pandemic

All donors are asked to give blood and if they have experienced the novel Corona Virus personally, consider donating Convalescent Plasma (CCP). Blood donation remains safe. Carter BloodCare encourages all eligible blood donors to make and keep appointments; and for sponsors to continue hosting blood drives.

11 January 2021

Carter BloodCare's 11 Laws of Life - Life Builds Community

Community extends beyond town, city, and state. Community is family and the blood that Carter BloodCare provides connects new and old family members together, regardless of genealogical relation. Unlike other blood service organizations, Carter BloodCare believes in seeing the local impact come to life in our family, friends, and neighbors. This personal touch brings the needs and goals closer to home and closer to our heart.

22 March 2018

Why high school blood donors are important to public health

Carter BloodCare relies on high school blood donors for a safe and suffient blood supply. These volunteer blood donors are essential to public health, and the patients in hospitals in our community.