Sickle cell disease, also referred to as sickle cell anemia, is a genetic disorder of the hemoglobin protein in blood. It gets its name from the shape red cells take on when they are in a low-oxygen state, which resembles that of a sickle. Sickle cell anemia affects roughly 70,000 people in the United States Read more
If you have been watching the news lately, it is likely you have heard of the Zika virus and the diagnoses of patients in Dallas County. Zika virus is a rapidly spreading virus in the Western Hemisphere that causes mild symptoms of fever, headache, muscle and joint aches, eye pain or irritation, and rash. Most Read more
Fall in Love in February Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day at Carter BloodCare! All month long, we are working to help everyone fall in love with giving life. There are a lot of reasons to love Carter BloodCare, and this February there is plenty of love to go around! Celebrate Black History Read more
Whether or not you made a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight or get healthy, being on top of your body’s health should always be a priority. After celebrating the holidays with more food and less time at the gym, the beginning of the year is a great time to get back into your workout Read more
At Carter BloodCare, our goal is to keep the community blood supply full so we can give life to patients in need of blood transfusions in the community. However, sometimes it is harder for us to keep the shelves stocked. In most cases, urgent need means we have less than one day’s supply of blood Read more
Happy New Year! It’s officially 2016, and we can’t wait to see what new opportunities come to Carter BloodCare this year. Our resolution in 2016 is to give life to those in need and bring a new life to our brand with new campaigns, a new website, and more. We hope you make giving life Read more
Happy New Year! 2016 is finally here and it’s time to fulfill our New Year’s Resolutions. This year, we encourage you to make part of your 2016 Resolution to #GiveForLife and support the Carter BloodCare mission to give life to the community by making blood transfusions possible. There are a lot of ways to #GiveForLife Read more
The winter season is the hardest time of the year for blood donations. Every winter, there is an increased need for blood donations; however, there is a decrease in the number of people who take time to give life to the community. The increased risk of car accidents, hazardous weather, and the higher chance of Read more
Carter BloodCare has some very exciting news! We have launched a new effort to show gratitude to our donors. You may have heard of “Open The Letter.” It is a Carter BloodCare campaign designed to show blood donors just how much each donation means to the community. This campaign shows that each donation made directly Read more
It’s the best time of year again. The air is brisk, the lights are up, and the fire is on. Families are full of joy with hot chocolate in hand and warm smiles filling the home. Nothing makes Carter BloodCare happier than seeing a community full of cheer and spirit every December. It’s the time Read more
Fall is here, and that means two big things to be excited about: cooler weather and pumpkin everything! From Jack-O-Lanterns to lattes, pumpkins are in no short supply during the fall, especially in foods. Pumpkin is fall’s signature harvest and it is versatile enough to be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Thankfully for Read more
Ms. Kym Jeschke at Hamilton Healthcare System has been a Carter BloodCare drive coordinator for six years. In 2014, she rallied her community to give life at six whole-blood drives and 11 platelet drives. In total, she received 99 pints of whole blood and 54 platelets from 154 different donors, and she recruited the maximum 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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