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.

10 March 2021

A global milestone, an urgent community need

March 11, 2021 marks a grim milestone in health and human history, with the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global pandemic.

In the past 12 months, COVID-19 has altered the landscape of daily lives, from the ways we work and shop to interactions with friends, families and neighbors.

Throughout these challenges, one constant remains: the ongoing need for blood to save lives.

08 March 2021

Commerce Rotary to host blood drive, saving and sustaining lives

Commerce Rotary is hosting a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Commerce Public Service Building, 1103 Sycamore, in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Gene Lockhart at (903) 513-8676.

01 March 2021

Blood donors cite personal reasons for giving

Some people give blood for the ‘free swag,’ snacks or the break from a high school class or workday. Others donate the gift of life for the mini health assessment including blood pressure, pulse rate, and hemoglobin levels that are required in the pre-donation screening. Every blood donor with Carter BloodCare receives a free cholesterol check on each successful donation and will also receive a COVID-19 antibody test for a limited time during the pandemic. Donors can retrieve their antibody results within one to two weeks through a secure portal on the blood center’s web site. Many blood donors say they give blood because they know someone whose life was saved or sustained by a blood transfusion.

01 March 2021

Palo Pinto General Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church to host blood drive, saving and sustaining lives

A Mineral Wells community blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 1, at Palo Pinto General Hospital, 400 SW 25th Avenue, and later that same day from 3 p.m to 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 108 NW 4th Avenue, in the family life center. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Colleen Horan at (817) 343-1410.

19 February 2021

Blood emergency latest in string of weather-related effects

Carter BloodCare is urgently appealing to the community to prepare to give blood when they open doors on Thursday, February 18. The blood program has already encouraged hospitals to implement blood management protocols and to share their life-saving blood supplies with facilities treating the most medically urgent patients.

19 February 2021

Colleyville's Spa By Di Vine & Cryo Nation hosts blood drive

Spa By Di Vine & Cryo Nation is hosting a drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, February 26, at 1124 W. Glade Road in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Shana Reents or Jordan Scott at (817) 673-2111.

19 February 2021

Local hospitals host ‘stat’ blood drives, life support to ailing blood supply

Thursday, amid a statewide and national blood emergency, Dallas/Fort Worth-area hospitals helped Carter BloodCare breathe life back into the blood supply by hosting emergency drives in which their own busy staff participated.

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.