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.


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.


15 June 2021

Masonic Lodge, Boys and Girls Club of Hill County urge eligible blood donors to give during chronically-severe shortage

The pandemic shutdown of schools, businesses and places of worship has dragged on 15 months. As masks are peeling off, the blood supply remains in dire straits across North, Central and East Texas. The shortage is described as the worst seen in 30 years by longtime blood banking professionals.


13 April 2021

South Tyler Animal Clinic, Smith County Medical Society, Hollytree Dental to host urgently-needed blood drives

South Tyler Animal Clinic is hosting a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 23, at 5508 Old Jacksonville Highway in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Jodi Dana at (903) 561-1717.

Smith County Medical Society is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at 6115 New Copeland Road in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Julia Gardner at (903) 593-7058.

Hollytree Dental is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at 6770 Old Jacksonville Highway in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Kaila Wimmer at (903) 270-1100.


26 March 2021

Keith Steptoe Memorial Blood Drive to be held at Carthage Country Club

There will be a Keith Steptoe Memorial Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at 1143 US Highway 79 North in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Wynell Steptoe at (903) 692-3118.


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.


19 January 2021

Point Fire Department to host drive

Point Fire Department is hosting a drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 30, at 123 Locust St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Chief Justin Lollar (903) 269-5777.


15 January 2021

Give blood Monday, January 18, for official 'day of service'

The local blood supply needs the community’s immediate attention. Carter BloodCare is asking eligible blood donors who are feeling well and healthy to please give blood in the next few days. On the official MLK Day of Service holiday, it seems fitting to use the time to give blood or make an appointment to do so.


08 January 2021

Gun Barrel City Walmart to host drive

Gun Barrel City Walmart is hosting a drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 16, at 1200 West Main St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Vision Center at (903) 887-6756.