News Releases

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.

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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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Featured Multimedia

Where does my blood go?

Published on 19 March 2018

Ever wondered where your blood goes once it is donated? Getting the right blood to the right patient at the right time is a complicated business.

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