08 January 2019

UT Arlington to host community blood drive to save lives

With the new year comes a new calendar, new resolutions and new hope for health. The year also starts off with National Blood Donor Month – celebrated since 1970 when President Richard Nixon declared it a time to honor the contributions of volunteer blood donors throughout the country. When marking the 2019 calendar for holidays, birthdays and special events, consider marking the calendar for blood donation, too.

Carter BloodCare says blood donors can return as often as every 56 days. Additionally, blood types that are Rh negative (A-, B-, O-, AB-) occur less frequently in the population, so blood centers can run low on these types.


31 October 2018

Walmart, Austin Avenue United Methodist Church, Greater Waco Early Education Center invite community to give at lifesaving blood drives

WACO, Texas (October 23, 2018) – The marvels of modern medicine include the ability to transfuse living tissue – blood – from one person to another. Volunteer blood donors, like those in Waco make it possible to treat acute disease, chronic conditions, even cancers. That is a reason to give countless thanks. Carter BloodCare delivers transfusion services for north, central and east Texas hospitals, for patients that number in the hundreds, daily. Treatments, such as chemotherapy, are heavily supported with blood or platelets “at the ready.”  Additionally, the life-saving capabilities are not possible without 1,000 volunteers giving blood every day


31 October 2018

Trinity Valley Community College, Athens Christian Prep Academy, UT Health invite community to give at lifesaving blood drives

ATHENS, Texas (October 26, 2018) – The marvels of modern medicine include the ability to transfuse living tissue – blood – from one person to another. Volunteer blood donors, like those in Athens make it possible to treat acute disease, chronic conditions, even cancers. That is a reason to give countless thanks. Carter BloodCare delivers transfusion services for north, central and east Texas hospitals, for patients that number in the hundreds, daily. Treatments, such as chemotherapy, are heavily supported with blood or platelets “at the ready.”  Additionally, the life-saving capabilities are not possible without 1,000 volunteers giving blood every day.

There is no substitute for human blood. And when a patient’s life is on the line, blood must be ready with only a moment’s notice.


31 October 2018

19th Annual Red, White and Blue Festival invites community to give at lifesaving blood drive

BULLARD, Texas (October 26, 2018) – The marvels of modern medicine include the ability to transfuse living tissue – blood – from one person to another. Volunteer blood donors, like those in Bullard make it possible to treat acute disease, chronic conditions, even cancers. That is a reason to give countless thanks. Carter BloodCare delivers transfusion services for north, central and east Texas hospitals, for patients that number in the hundreds, daily. Treatments, such as chemotherapy, are heavily supported with blood or platelets “at the ready.”  Additionally, the life-saving capabilities are not possible without 1,000 volunteers giving blood every day.


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.