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13 April 2021

South Tyler Animal Clinic, Smith County Medical Society, Hollytree Dental to host urgently-needed blood drives

South Tyler Animal Clinic is hosting a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 23, at 5508 Old Jacksonville Highway in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Jodi Dana at (903) 561-1717.

Smith County Medical Society is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at 6115 New Copeland Road in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Julia Gardner at (903) 593-7058.

Hollytree Dental is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at 6770 Old Jacksonville Highway in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Kaila Wimmer at (903) 270-1100.

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12 March 2021

Carter BloodCare: Feel good, reduce stress by volunteering to donate blood

The COVID-19 pandemic has been taxing, emotionally, physically and psychologically. People young and old have felt the effects of isolation and a transition to social distancing, working and schooling from home, and a “new normal” that does not feel normal at all. There is a way to combat the sadness, isolation and stress resulting from the pandemic. Do a good deed for someone. Host a blood drive or go to the closest donor center near you and give.

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Blood Drives

Mary Kay Global Headquarters to host urgently-needed blood drive

Mary Kay Global Headquarters is hosting a blood drive in Addison from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at 16251 Dallas Parkway in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Stacy Gordon at stacy.gordon@mkcorp.com.

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Urgent Appeal for Blood

Published on 08 March 2021

The deep freeze that brought Texas to a standstill in February continues to have a chilling impact on our community blood supply.

Record-breaking winter weather – along with loss of power, heat and water across the state – created an imperfect storm for selfless volunteers who give blood.

For four straight days, Carter BloodCare was unable to collect blood at blood drives or any of its donor centers.

Those four days – combined with the ongoing impact of the yearlong pandemic – have left the blood supply dangerously low. These natural emergencies do not change the fact that every day, patients’ lives depend on the availability of blood for transfusions.

In this video, Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president and CEO of Carter BloodCare, shares his personal appeal on the urgency of giving blood during this critical shortage.

Schedule to donate blood today. Schedule an appointment online at any of our 25 donor centers, or by calling/ texting 800-366-2834.

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