With origins in the 1950s, Carter BloodCare is one of Texas' largest blood centers, providing 300,000 units of life-saving blood and blood components to patients in North, Central, and East Texas annually.
We appreciate our donors so much that we want to give them a (lot of) gifts this holiday! December 13 through the end of the year, you can get a little gift when you give. Each day on our social media and website, we’ll show you the fun items that you could get in the grabRead more
Three years ago at Carter BloodCare’s annual 50 Gallon Challenge at Tyler Junior College (TJC) in Tyler, Caitlin Campbell rolled up her sleeve to give blood. She was seated across from Lathan Pilcher, truck driver and lieutenant at the Gladewater Fire Department. The two hit it off right away, talking and laughing together while theRead more
The holidays are a time for family, friends and communities to gather together. We love this time of year because it’s all about giving! There are so many ways to support your community this season. 1) Tell friends about us During the holidays, high school and college students are out on break, which means thatRead more
This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful to all of you for making a difference in someone else’s life. Over the course of 2017, we’ve heard stories from donors, like Kelli Bartee who gives regularly in honor of the Delta Flight 191 crash. She credits the generous donors as among the heroes who were responsible for saving livesRead more
For Phil Chivers, inspiring and educating others about giving blood is just as rewarding as knowing that his donations are going to patients in need. Chivers, a longtime blood donation advocate, has informed our community by serving as councilman on the former Carter BloodCare Donor Council, a volunteer at several university blood drives, and aRead more
For many of us, coming down with an infection is not a life-threatening event. Doctors typically prescribe a round of antibiotics or an over-the-counter regimen, and patients are able to recover and move on with their lives. For Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) patients like Chelsee Self, the ability to heal depends on blood donors. PIRead more
When Patrick Brown donated blood with Carter BloodCare for the first time in 1980, he knew right away that he wanted to continue helping his community through frequent blood donation. Now, at 64 years old, Patrick is close to donating 70 gallons of blood, and he’s working toward a 100-gallon goal. “I’ve given aRead more