On June 12, 2016, the entire nation felt the despair in the Orlando community. However, amid the tragedy, millions of Americans joined together hoping to donate blood so they can help those in need, a reminder that no matter how dark things may seem, we can still find the light in others.
On July 7, 2016, our community was hit by another unnerving tragedy that took the lives of five dedicated law enforcement officers in Downtown Dallas. We are never ready to face another sad event, and having it in our own backyard makes the reality all the more real. It is in times like this, we appreciate the generous donors who give blood with Carter BloodCare, because that gift of life goes to local hospitals in our community. We urge those who can, to give blood, often.
As part of the blood industry, we are always touched to see so many people willing to give blood and help others. When disasters occur, it is common to see people lining up to help in any way they can. The Orlando tragedy has brought a lot of attention to the importance of giving blood, and our hope at Carter BloodCare is that it turns first time donors into regular donors.
If a catastrophe or event occurs that raises the demand for blood, it is often the blood that is already on the shelves that is used to save lives. Regular donors are responsible for ensuring that there is blood available when necessary because there are patients in need every day. With each donor, multiple lives can be saved. If that donor is willing to give multiple times a year or on a regular basis, their impact on patients’ lives is immeasurable. Regular donors are the unsung heroes in our industry, and it is because of their generosity that we are able to give life to the community each day.
Every new donor we see is just as important as those we see regularly. Each person willing to give blood voluntarily to save lives is a hero in our community. With these recent events, it is more important than ever for us to advocate donating blood to help others.
Become a regular donor, or consider giving blood for your first time with Carter BloodCare. Call 800-366-2834, or click here to schedule your next appointment so patients in need have the life-saving resources when they require it most.