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02 October 2018

Paris volunteer blood donors give hope to local patients

There is no substitute for human blood. And when a patient’s life is on the line, blood must be at the ready with only a moment’s notice. The volume of blood required to supply regional medical facilities is great enough that Carter BloodCare requests at least 1,000 volunteers to show up and give blood every day. There are hundreds of patients waiting for lifesaving blood donations. Many of their treatments, such as chemotherapy, would not happen without blood or platelets waiting on the shelves.

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09 August 2018

Treating Sickle Cell Disease: Blood Transfusions Matter

  • Serious complications from sickle cell disease are often treated by performing a 'red cell exchange transfusion'
  • Healthy red blood cells replace almost all of the patient's sickled cells 
  • The healthy cells have a 120-day life span; sickle cells live only 30 to 60 days

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Blood Drives

Gateway Church Partners With Carter BloodCare for Summer Blood Drive

On Sunday, April 8, Robert Morris’s life was saved after he received several blood transfusions. The founding senior pastor of Gateway Church was at home recovering from a double hernia surgery when he began to feel lightheaded and passed out. His wife, Debbie, called paramedics who then rushed Morris to the hospital via medical helicopter.

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Dallas Greek organizations join Carter BloodCare to save local patients' lives: AT&T Stadium marks perfect place for blood donation event to raise Sickle Cell awareness.

Published on 22 March 2018

AT&T Stadium marked the perfect place for a blood donation event to raise awareness of the need for blood donation to help those afflicted with Sickle Cell disease. Carter BloodCare provides transfusions children and young adults in North, Central and East Texas children in need of blood to help combat the effects of Sickle Cell disease.

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