19 August 2021
Texas Rangers team up with Carter BloodCare to host 3-day drive to support urgent local need for blood during nationwide shortage

Rangers drive home the need for blood with pre-Labor Day event Sept. 2 – 4

Texas Rangers team up with Carter BloodCare to host 3-day drive to support
urgent local need for blood during nationwide shortage  

Rangers drive home the need for blood with pre-Labor Day event Sept. 2 – 4

ARLINGTON, Texas (August 16, 2021) – The Texas Rangers are teaming up with Carter BloodCare to go to bat for Texans in need of lifesaving blood transfusions.

The Rangers will host a three-day blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Thursday, Sept. 2 through Saturday, Sept. 4, at Arlington’s Globe Life Field on the All You Can Eat deck (in the right-field area of the upper concourse in sections 233 through 237). Blood donors can get their mitts on a stylish pair of Rangers- and Carter BloodCare-branded socks, as thanks for taking steps to save local lives.

Event organizers hope to see at least 300 donors per day for a total of 900 units of donated blood. Each donor is encouraged to bring a friend or family member to give blood and make it a true donor double play.

The drive comes as the community blood supply has dropped to an unprecedented low across the Lone Star State. Carter BloodCare officials note they have not seen such a chronic resource scarcity in their more than 30 years of blood industry experience. Because of this ongoing situation, first-time and lapsed volunteer donors are urgently needed to pump new blood into the local supply to save the lives of Texas patients.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Carter BloodCare on this important initiative and hope that Rangers fans will do their part to help the DFW community blood supply,” said Texas Rangers’ Vice President of Partnerships Jim Cochrane.

To help expedite the screening process, donors can complete the medical history questionnaire online on the day of donation, before arriving to give blood. If donors have had a COVID-19 vaccination, they remain eligible to donate blood.

Carter BloodCare staff and unvaccinated donors are required to wear facial coverings at blood drives or donation centers, except when temperature is taken during screening, or when eating and drinking after the donation. Vaccinated donors are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks. Carter BloodCare will comply with required mask mandates, as applicable.

Potential blood donors may volunteer at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds can give independently. There is no upper age limit. For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.

About Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 180 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of North, Central and East Texas. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 450,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products.
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About the Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers are celebrating their 50th season in Arlington, Texas since the American League franchise moved from Washington, D.C. in September 1971. Since 1996, the Rangers have won seven A.L. West Division titles and two A.L. pennants in 2010 and 2011. In 2020, the Rangers opened a beautiful state-of-the-art ballpark, Globe Life Field, a retractable roof facility which serves not only as the club’s home field but also as a multipurpose sports and entertainment venue year-round.

 

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