Importance of Platelets Just as donating blood saves lives, donating platelets can save lives as well. Patients with leukemia, bone cancer, or undergoing radiation therapies receive platelets as they fight for their survival. Unfortunately, platelets have a short shelf life (only five days total and two of those days are spent in testing), making it Read more
Why Plan a Blood Drive? Organizing a blood drive is a great way for a community to come together and support a good cause. It is important to give blood and give often. Plan a blood drive to help others. Every day, almost 800 patients in North, Central and East Texas require timely blood transfusions. Read more
When kids at school ask Cordell Anthony Betts why his eyes are yellow, he typically responds with a funny one-liner. “Sometimes I tell them I accidentally put food coloring in my eyes,” he explains with a grin. “Once I told a kid that my eyes actually glow in the dark!” At this point in his life, 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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