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you the entire morning before you are supposed to donate is, "how am I going to feel after a pint of blood has been withdrawn from my body?"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
It’s a windy Friday morning in November, and Delia Yzaguirre gets to work before the sun comes up. Never mind that it’s her day off. Today is blood drive day for Tarrant County employees, and someone has to unlock the room and put up the signs. Delia has been working for the County for 13 Read more
In order to save a life it starts with you! You don’t have to go through med school to aid the community; all you have to do is donate blood at Lone Star 92.5's Annual Summer Blood Drive with Carter BloodCare. Just one pint of blood can save up to three lives and we need Read more
Summer is a time for fun in the sun, parties by the pool and saving lives. Carter BloodCare has a critical need for blood during the summer months and we need you to fill it, that’s why we’re teaming up with Music Saves Lives. Music Saves Lives works to educate others about important life-saving causes Read more
“Where can I give blood?” is a very common question we are often asked on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, emails and phone calls. Since Carter BloodCare serves 58 counties all over North, Central and East Texas, we have many locations to choose from when giving blood. How can I find a donor center closest to Read more
Mothers are always giving of themselves. What better way to honor the mothers in your life than to give blood and save three lives? Give blood at a local blood center or mobile blood drive this Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12. By donating blood, your community can give the gift of life in Read more
Carter BloodCare is a blood donation center. Carter BloodCare does not prefer certain blood types to others, as all blood donations are crucial. Do you know your blood type? Though all donation types are important, O negative blood is a very special blood type. If you are type O negative you can donate your blood 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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