Do you know your blood type? Many people do not know what their blood type is but can easily find out through a primary care physician, a blood type testing kit, doing a calculation based on your parents’ blood type (because blood type is inherited) or through donating to Carter BloodCare. There are four major Read more
Thank you to all the generous donors who gave blood over the last 3 weeks while we have been in a critical state. We are on our way to getting the community blood supply back up to preferred levels, and we couldn’t have done it without you! If you didn’t get a chance to donate over Read more
Due to the winter weather that recently visited us in Texas, we have decided to extend hours in order to make up for lost donation time. Whether you are a new or repeat donor, we'd love for you to stop by and donate soon. Schedule your appointment today! Extended hours: Addison Wednesday, 12/18 8:00 Read more
What’s amazing about the human body is its ability to counteract natural conditions that occur around you, such as the blistering cold temperatures we’ve been experiencing recently in North Texas. But what role does the blood play in all of this? And how does it help you? Well, for starters, when the temperature drops and Read more
Where does your blood go after you donate? You might have a few ideas about what happens once you leave the Carter BloodCare donation center, but we thought we would fill in the gaps. We documented the entire process starting with you, or donors, and ending at the hospitals we provide to. Our newest video below provides Read more
We're all about being our best selves at Carter BloodCare. We educate our donors on how to eat right, exercise and make sure to receive the proper nutrients, but we know it can be difficult to balance it all. When it comes to holiday gift giving, sweets are often a no-fail convenient choice, but we'd Read more
With Thanksgiving spirit in the air, we wanted to take some time to say thank you! Here at Carter BloodCare, we cannot express in words how thankful we are for those whole donate blood. By donating once, each one of you potentially save three lives and those people surely thank you too. With Thanksgiving Read more
We've been hard at work to showcase our beautiful new Central Texas Donor Center Headquarters in Woodway, Texas. Sharing photos is often not enough, though. Although we wish we could have brought all of you, our amazing donors, with us down to Central Texas, we figured a video would be a sufficient way to make Read more
The holiday season is approaching fast, and Carter BloodCare is excited to share some quality time with friends and family. A great way to spend time chatting and mingling with others is over delicious homemade food, whether it’s a feast on Thanksgiving or snacking throughout a holiday party. To help keep your body healthy and Read more
Veterans Day is a day to honors those who have served and are currently serving our country. It also reminds us to do something bigger than ourselves in any way that we are able to. One blood donation has the potential to save three lives and by donating we can show our support not only Read more
By Linda Goelzer, Carter BloodCare’s Director of Public Relations As people age, they become more likely to need blood transfusions and less likely to be able to contribute to the blood supply. It’s compelling to note that the number of people age 65 and over in the 2010 Census was about 40 million, but in Read more
Fall is our favorite season for many reasons. The cooler temperatures, Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte and Halloween are just three of the many reasons why we're happy to welcome this great season. What you may not know though, is that there are actual health benefits to eating fall's most common foods. This time of year, 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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