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.
by L. Sutor, M.D., MBA, Vice President of Medical and Technical Services, Carter BloodCare Confusion frequently arises over the different notifications received from the blood center regarding blood components under suspicion. This article will attempt to clarify the differences between quarantines, market withdrawals, recalls, and lookbacks, the different categories of notification. Quarantine notifications are a preliminary notification,…Read More
by G. Paranjape, M.D., Medical Director of Clinical Services, Carter BloodCare Carter BloodCare used to perform quality control of apheresis platelets for bacteria by using a test called eBDS. This test allowed us to have a Pass/Fail (acceptable/not acceptable) result on day two and we only sent bacterially negative, or acceptable, products out to our hospitals.…Read More
If you have Heredity Hemochromatosis or Erythrocytosis/Polycythemia due to testosterone therapy, your physician may recommend blood donation as part of your treatment. Carter BloodCare has received variances from our regulatory agency, the Food and Drug Administration to provide therapeutic phlebotomy programs for these two medical conditions. Watch this video to understand the simple enrollment process.…Read More
If you have a patient that can benefit from therapeutic phlebotomy consider sending them to Carter BloodCare. To begin the process, follow the steps in this video. [embed]https://youtu.be/q1937307xyo[/embed]Read More
A step-by-step instructional video on how to complete the Carter BloodCare Crossmatch Account Services Request form. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XamU6UBMmmo[/embed]Read More