02 February 2021

Two opportunities to donate in Greenville

Safe and available blood products can mean the difference between life and death for Greenville patients who need it.  Blood transfusions are among the most commonly administered treatments for hospitalized patients.

Whether an individual is fighting the effects of COVID-19, hoping for an immunity boost from convalescent plasma, or requiring a transfusion following surgery, the community blood center is here to help. Carter BloodCare is only able to safeguard the blood supply for patients because of the voluntary, life-saving efforts of blood donors from the community.

02 February 2021

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Hillcrest, McLennan Community College to host blood drives

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Hillcrest is hosting a drive from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, February 8, at 100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Dianelle Manalo at (254) 202-4805.

McLennan Community College is also hosting an upcoming community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, February 11 at 1400 College Drive in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Corey Stone at (254) 299-8465.

02 February 2021

February love note from hospital patients to their anonymous blood donors

In February, the season known for celebrating love, grateful patients say ‘I love you’ to their donors, without ever knowing who scheduled time in their day to help save their life.

25 January 2021

18-year-old high school student wins free SUV in “Spirit of Giving”

An 18-year old student, Megan Hunt, of West Rusk High School, recently was awarded a free Chevy Trax, courtesy of The Thompson Group Classic Chevrolet Fleet and Commercial. By donating blood during a critical shortage at a recent Carter BloodCare blood drive at her school, she was automatically entered to win.

Grandmother Virginia Hunt of East Texas drove Hunt to Grapevine from Henderson County to pick up the vehicle.

19 January 2021

Point Fire Department to host drive

Point Fire Department is hosting a drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 30, at 123 Locust St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Chief Justin Lollar (903) 269-5777.

15 January 2021

Give blood Monday, January 18, for official 'day of service'

The local blood supply needs the community’s immediate attention. Carter BloodCare is asking eligible blood donors who are feeling well and healthy to please give blood in the next few days. On the official MLK Day of Service holiday, it seems fitting to use the time to give blood or make an appointment to do so.

12 January 2021

January is National Blood Donor Month

January, a period of critical blood shortages, is National Blood Donor Month. People tend to stop donating blood during the holidays and when they get sick during cold and flu season. Blood drives also get snowed out during the winter months. Carter BloodCare's volunteer donors are asked to make an appointment to give blood.

12 January 2021

Hospitals need blood products at all hours, Waxahachie donors answer the call

Blood is not easy to come by, especially this time of year and during a pandemic. However, hospitals continue to order blood products for their transfusion-dependent patients at all hours, when moments could mean the difference between life and death. Carter BloodCare reminds the community that even in the midst of a pandemic, it is still safe to donate blood and patients are counting on those donations. 

08 January 2021

Gun Barrel City Walmart to host drive

Gun Barrel City Walmart is hosting a drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 16, at 1200 West Main St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Vision Center at (903) 887-6756.

08 January 2021

Hospitals need blood products at all hours, local donors answer the call

Blood is not easy to come by, especially this time of year and during a pandemic. However, hospitals continue to order blood products for their transfusion-dependent patients at all hours, when moments could mean the difference between life and death. Carter BloodCare reminds the community that even in the midst of a pandemic, it is still safe to donate blood and patients are counting on those donations.  

VFW Post of Lampasas is hosting a drive from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, January 11, at 481 N. Highway 183 inside the VFW Hall.