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.

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.

30 October 2017

City of Seven Points to host blood drive

SEVEN POINTS, Texas (October 30, 2017) – November is the time to recall all of life’s great blessings. It is about quality time with family, moments with children growing up too fast. Giving blood on behalf of a loved one undergoing medical care, in memory of a friend, or just to say thanks for good health, are life-saving reasons to donate blood. They are also reasons that our frequent blood donors say they keep coming back every 56 days.

28 September 2017

Offer these October treats: lifesaving gifts of blood donation

GRANBURY, Texas (September 28, 2017) – October brings out the pranks and parties, in addition to the vampire jokes directed at blood-collections staff with Carter BloodCare. While it is all intended for fun, some blood donors do feel uneasy anticipating the needle sticks. One suggestion for those donors is to consider the person who might receive your donated gift of blood.

07 February 2017

Tarrant County gears up for second annual Big Give

FORT WORTH, Texas (February 7, 2017) – In Tarrant County, you either “go big or go home.” The second annual ‘Big Give’ is coming to Tarrant County this week. And if the event is half as successful as the 2016 Big Give, it will strengthen the community blood supply in a big way.

03 January 2017

Community blood supply has reached critical level

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 3, 2017) – Carter BloodCare is asking for the greater community’s help as the blood supply in a 56-county area has reached a level of urgent need. Volunteer blood donations are a critical link to help prevent disruptions in patient care at hospitals.