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26 July 2021

Lowe's urges eligible blood donors to give during chronically-severe shortage

Summer is a traditionally slow season for blood donations and 2021 is serious because the blood supply is at a 30-year low. Following a pandemic and a week when collections halted due to freezing, icy conditions, the blood shortage leaves hospitals concerned about how to meet their patients’ blood transfusion needs. For this reason, Texans are urged to make an appointment or walk in to donate blood. It is a collective effort that will enable Carter BloodCare to meet the challenge of ending the 16-month-long blood shortage. As Americans, and better yet, as Texans, it can be done.

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26 July 2021

Give blood for 'Ol Glory

This July, Texans celebrate the red, white and blue. It is a time when families come together, young and old, to unite under fireworks and celebrate our nation’s independence. Carter BloodCare suggests one easy way to show unity: donate ‘some red’ as a tribute to Ol’ Glory.

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Blood Drives

Texans’ blood donations needed during 30-year critical shortage

City of Kaufman is hosting a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, July 30, at 607 E. Fair St., in the Kaufman Civic Center. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Rheanne Archer at (972) 932-7440.

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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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