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
In case you're wondering what our Facebook updates have been about lately, we're going to lay it all out for you here! Keep reading for The Walking Dead lowdown and the many ways you can be a part of the big day. The USA Film Festival, AMC, The Angelika Film Center, Keith's Comics and Carter Read more
Most of the iron-rich foods we consistently hear about are ones that would fall into lunch and/or dinner menu options. Red meat and green leafy vegetables, for example, are high in iron and great for your blood, but aside from steaks and salads it can be difficult to work them into your morning meal. We Read more
By Laurie J Sutor, MD, MBA Vice President of Medical and Technical Services In early 2013, several patients in the Carter BloodCare service area required transfusions of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell that is needed to fight infection. Most of these patients had cancer or were recent bone marrow transplant patients, and were Read more
For a hefty amount of people the major concern regarding giving blood is the aftermath. The question haunting you the entire morning before you are supposed to donate is, "how am I going to feel after a pint of blood has been withdrawn from my body?" Have no fear lone ranger, you and your anxiety Read more
Every day you are faced to make decisions, some are routine and others are monumental. In college, did you take a leap of faith and band with the brothers on their quest to get matching Texas flag tattoos on their chests? Maybe you already went through your rebellious phase in high school and got a peace sign Read more
You just found out your blood type is O negative and you've been told that this is great news. So, what does this REALLY mean? If your blood type is O negative, then you are a pretty rare diamond in the rocks! In fact, only seven percent of the world’s population is O negative. O negative Read more
Since 1975, the KZPS Lone Star Summer Blood Drive has been making a profound impact on the North Texas summer blood supply. Although it started as a blood drive, the event has since evolved into a full-blown partnership with Clear Channel Communications, responsible for educating, recruiting and sustaining two generations of blood donors. Clear Channel Read more
Summer is in full swing and before you jet off to the lake, remember patients are still in need of blood transfusions. Carter BloodCare offers air-conditioned donor centers and mobile buses while you give a lifesaving blood donation. Not only can you save up to three lives with one pint of blood but when you 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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