With school starting up for most students this month, we thought we’d give you an easy, go-to guide for the hottest trends in the classroom this fall. Whether it’s fashion, school supplies, or locker swag, we’ve got what you need to start your year right. Fashion Large, floral prints are in, according to Seventeen. In Read more
Every one of the people who donate at Carter BloodCare play a huge role in saving lives in the community around them. Often, though, our donors get involved above and beyond blood donation, whether through volunteering, coordinating blood drives, or in the case of Brenda Anthony, a faithful donor from Granbury, TX, using their unique Read more
Ah, the smell of fresh pencil shavings and new notebooks! Back-To-School season is upon us, and while that sentence may cause some students to cringe, there’s a lot to look forward to this upcoming school year. Back-To-School season is great for catching up with old friends, making new friends, and having an excuse to go Read more
The Hispanic community is growing and quickly become the majority population throughout the state of Texas. In order to better target this growing demographic, get ready for a campaign targeted specifically to the Hispanic community! Check out our new Spanish commercials on our YouTube channel. In addition to launching our new Hispanic campaign, Univision is Read more
This week we’re continuing our review of common myths about blood donation and addressing a few more interesting questions we’ve come across. Myth: Donation takes a long time; I need to set aside half my day to donate blood Fact: The actual donation portion of a whole blood donation only takes 5 to 10 Read more
Independence day is coming fast, and you know what that means! People all over the state will be firing up their grills and settling into their lawn chairs to watch those commemorative fireworks. So as long as you’re out barbecuing those burgers, brats and veggies, why not put a little extra pizzazz in that summer Read more
Summer is upon us, and for many people that means vacation. But more and more people are staying local for their days off, and that can mean a lot of down time. So what is there to do in Texas when you have a few hours to kill? First, there are so many places to Read more
Written by: Susanna Thomas - Platelet Donor As soon as I walked into the door of my local Carter BloodCare location, I was greeted by a friendly staff member behind the desk, who asked me for my driver’s license. After checking me in, she handed me a brightly colored informational booklet. It’s a riveting read, really Read more
Summer’s all about food, fun and games, and nothing’s more fun than America’s favorite past time, baseball! Give blood at any Carter BloodCare donor center location or blood drive in June and snag a voucher to redeem for half-price tickets to a Rangers game. Donors can even redeem 50 Great Partners Rewards points in the Read more
National Iced Tea Day (June 10), National Corn on the Cob Day (June 11), National Go Fishing Day (June 18)…. It seems there is a National holiday for just about everything! But did you know that there is a very important global holiday just around the corner? World Blood Donor Day is on June 14th, and what Read more
We get asked many questions about blood donations, so this week on the blog we thought we would start working our way through out list of common misconceptions about giving blood. Myth: If I’ve gotten a tattoo in the last two years, I’m not eligible to donate blood. Fact: If you get a tattoo at a Read more
Some donors encounter an unexpected roadblock when they finally go to one of our facilities to give blood: They are not eligible to donate due to low hemoglobin count. Usually if you ask the associate who tested your blood what that means in layman’s terms, they’ll tell you that your iron is too low to Read more
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.
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