28 May 2020
More hospital procedures already putting strain on precious blood supply

Carter BloodCare President and CEO asks community partners make appointment to donate ASAP

According to President and CEO of Carter BloodCare, Dr. Merlyn Sayers, these are crisis times for the community blood supply. Our ability to meet the urgent transfusion needs of patients is in severe jeopardy.

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a compelling impact on all of us. With the cancellation of blood drives after the closure of schools, universities, colleges, businesses and houses of worship, the effect on the blood supply has been profound and sudden.

As of today, Carter BloodCare is requesting media friends of Carter BloodCare to help get the word out: Eligible donors are needed to make an appointment to give blood. Please go to carterbloodcare.org to make an appointment at one of our many neighborhood centers. For information on donor eligibility and phone appointments, call or text 800-366-2834.

Six-hundred patients in hospitals here, every day, have blood transfusions ordered. They need your blood donations now.

About Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 180 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of north, central and east Texas. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 450,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products. Tu centro de sangre comunitario.