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20 October 2021

Soulman’s Bar-B-Que teams up with Carter BloodCare to support need for blood during nationwide shortage

For the second consecutive year, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que and Carter BloodCare are teaming up in the true spirit of giving this holiday season. The partnered organizations are appealing to North and East Texans to donate blood this fall as the community blood supply has dropped to an unprecedented low across the Lone Star State.

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22 October 2021

Book a blood drive, save Texas patients’ lives

Blood donors are urgently needed to save lives in October. Even individuals who are unable to donate, though, can help save lives by sponsoring a blood drive at their house of worship, school or workplace.

It is easy to plan a blood drive. Email to get started. Drives can be planned as a tribute to a family member’s life or in memory of a loved one. Anyone can save lives in this way, even if they are personally unable to donate blood.

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Blood Drives

Greenville Promenade urgently ask blood donors to give

Greenville Promenade is hosting a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 30 at  6834 Wesley St. in the parking lot of Crossroads Mall on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Vickie Mitchell at (903) 454-8181.

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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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