19 February 2021

Local hospitals host ‘stat’ blood drives, life support to ailing blood supply

Thursday, amid a statewide and national blood emergency, Dallas/Fort Worth-area hospitals helped Carter BloodCare breathe life back into the blood supply by hosting emergency drives in which their own busy staff participated.


02 February 2021

Two opportunities to donate in Greenville

Safe and available blood products can mean the difference between life and death for Greenville patients who need it.  Blood transfusions are among the most commonly administered treatments for hospitalized patients.

Whether an individual is fighting the effects of COVID-19, hoping for an immunity boost from convalescent plasma, or requiring a transfusion following surgery, the community blood center is here to help. Carter BloodCare is only able to safeguard the blood supply for patients because of the voluntary, life-saving efforts of blood donors from the community.


19 January 2021

Point Fire Department to host drive

Point Fire Department is hosting a drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 30, at 123 Locust St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Chief Justin Lollar (903) 269-5777.


15 January 2021

Give blood Monday, January 18, for official 'day of service'

The local blood supply needs the community’s immediate attention. Carter BloodCare is asking eligible blood donors who are feeling well and healthy to please give blood in the next few days. On the official MLK Day of Service holiday, it seems fitting to use the time to give blood or make an appointment to do so.


08 January 2021

Gun Barrel City Walmart to host drive

Gun Barrel City Walmart is hosting a drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 16, at 1200 West Main St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Vision Center at (903) 887-6756.


22 December 2020

Dangerously low blood supply attracts support from local car dealership

Locally, Carter BloodCare, as well as blood programs nationwide, are reporting dangerous declines in blood collections brought on by COVID-19 closures, a recent surge in sickness from the virus and previously aggravated by weather challenges and wildfires in western states. The number of blood donations this year is decreased by tens of thousands compared with the same time last year.


22 December 2020

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price donates Convalescent Plasma for first time since recovering from Corona Virus

On Friday, December 18, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price donated COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) to help patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Carter BloodCare’s Rosedale Donor Center was the venue for Price's donation, located at 1263 W. Rosedale Street, Suite 100 Fort Worth, Texas 76104.


27 April 2020

Local hospitals, Medical Society partner with blood center to collect plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients

Two east Texans that survived COVID-19 were the first in the area to donate their convalescent plasma with Carter BloodCare’s East Texas operation Thursday, April 23rd.  Plasma collected from recently recovered individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 is being used as an experimental treatment for seriously ill COVID-19 patients who are not responding to other medical interventions. Carter BloodCare is working with doctors, hospitals and the Smith County Medical Society (SCMS) to encourage individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, to register as potential convalescent plasma donors so that more patients can have access to the investigational treatment.  


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.