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.

28 September 2018

Turn Tyler Pink: firefighters invite locals to give red, for pink T-shirts Anniversary event includes blood drive, food, fun, cancer awareness

A common misunderstanding is that accident victims are the patients who require the most blood for transfusions. Actually, people who receive the most blood include those: being treated for cancer, undergoing organ and marrow transplants, undergoing cardiovascular surgeries, and being treated for inherited blood disorders, like sickle cell disease.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In Tyler, it is also the 10th anniversary of Turn Tyler Pink; so this is a great time to give red (donate blood) with Carter BloodCare and support the blood requirements for cancer patients and others in need of blood transfusions.   

10 August 2018

Winners announced: 15th Annual H-E-B Challenge blood drives

It is a celebration of life for H-E-B and its employees who helped to save approximately 1,833 lives this summer. The grocery chain dedicated 16 days for blood drives in 23 stores in north and central Texas. They call it the H-E-B Challenge because employees in participating stores challenge each other to see which store can attract the most blood donos – and also which one can attract the greatest percentage of donors per store size.

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
18 May 2018

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.

29 March 2018

Facts about Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder and is associated with stroke, debilitating pain episodes, severe infections and even death. One in 500 members of the African American community has SCD and many of them are children. Frequent and chronic blood transfusions can treat and relieve pain crises and other symptoms of SCD. Chronically transfused patients often require blood from donors of similar race and ethnicity, to receive the most benefit from the transfusion. The only cure for SCD is a bone marrow transplant and not all patients are candidates for that procedure.

29 March 2018

Red Oak Masonic Lodge to host upcoming blood drive with Carter BloodCare

Red Oak Masonic Lodge #461 is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Brookshire’s at 105 E. Ovilla Road on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Frutoso Robles at (214) 604-5905.

29 March 2018

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Community to host blood drive, keeping blood local, where patients need it

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Community is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 9470 County Road 213 on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, call or text Tony Rangel (214) 402-1504 or email trangel@stmartinforney.org.

19 March 2018

Mavs fans invited to ‘bleed blue’ at new practice facility

The Dallas Mavericks blood drive is on December 30, and we’re shooting for 500 donations to help boost the blood supply as we head into the challenging month of January. All blood donors will receive a tour of the new Mavs practice facility – never before opened to the public; a pair of tickets to an upcoming game; and a custom t-shirt designed for the event which reads “Mavs Fans Bleed Blue,” not to mention a pair of Carter BloodCare socks.

19 March 2018

Carter BloodCare invites whole community to save lives

Carter BloodCare is guided by the philosophy that community blood donations should benefit community patients; and that blood centers must be responsive to the communities that support them. Each time folks donate blood, it saves lives. Those lives may even include someone you know, love, with whom you worship and/or work.