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

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.

19 March 2018

Spring welcomes new life: perfect time to donate blood, give patients renewed hope

Remaining cold weather will soon give way to extended daylight hours, awakening of budding trees and the beauty of floral landscapes. Carter BloodCare hopes these signs of new life will prompt residents to give a pint of life through the act of blood donation. Giving blood is one of the best ways to perform a random act of kindness for someone in need – potentially a patient struggling between life and death.

Hospitals have an ongoing requirement for blood; collectively, they fulfill 600 to 700 transfusion orders daily. As the community blood supplier, Carter BloodCare needs to see more than 1,000 blood donors a day to keep pace with demand.

19 September 2017

East Texas engaged couple issues 50-gallon wedding challenge: donate blood instead of gifts

TYLER, Texas (September 19, 2017) – When you meet bride-to-be Caitlin Campbell and her fiancé Lathan Pilcher, you can tell they think of others first. She is a radiology technician and he is a firefighter – both in helping professions. Carter BloodCare has an incredible pool of volunteer blood donors, some of whom have given gallons over their lifetime – saving hundreds of lives in the process.