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19 August 2021

Texas Rangers team up with Carter BloodCare to host 3-day drive to support urgent local need for blood during nationwide shortage

The Texas Rangers are teaming up with Carter BloodCare to go to bat for Texans in need of lifesaving blood transfusions.The Rangers will host a three-day blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Thursday, Sept. 2 through Saturday, Sept. 4, at Arlington’s Globe Life Field on the All You Can Eat deck (in the right-field area of the upper concourse in sections 233 through 237). Blood donors can get their mitts on a stylish pair of Rangers- and Carter BloodCare-branded socks, as thanks for taking steps to save local lives.

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31 August 2021

Donating blood helps Texas patients, including those with sickle cell disease

Blood is a necessity for all people at all times. During the ongoing nationwide blood supply shortage, the need for this vital resource is urgent, especially for those living with sickle cell disease (SCD), a genetic blood disorder. This month, Carter BloodCare urges all eligible donors to give blood to help local patients in need, including Texans living with SCD.

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Blood Drives

Brookshire’s asks eligible blood donors to give for the community in September

Brookshire’s is hosting a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, September 24, at 6410 Wesley St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Lanie Wright at (903) 571-9667.

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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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