Carter BloodCare’s journey began in 1951 when J.K. and Susie L. Wadley chartered the nonprofit Wadley Research Institute and Blood Bank. Separately, in 1959, the Amon G. Carter Foundation provided grant money to help charter the nonprofit Carter Blood Center to serve Fort Worth. In 1993, the Wadley organization changed its name to BloodCare of Dallas. Both community blood centers agreed they could provide better service to the DFW metropolitan area by merging. So, in 1998, BloodCare joined with Carter Blood Center to form the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) community blood center known today as Carter BloodCare.
In 2001, Carter BloodCare expanded into Central Texas following the invitation to provide service to Waco hospitals. In April of 2007, Carter BloodCare merged with Stewart Regional Blood Center in Tyler, furthering the reach into East Texas and creating one of the largest community blood centers.
Today, Carter BloodCare provides life-saving transfusion resources to more than 200 medical facilities in over 50 counties throughout North, Central, and East Texas. Each year, we provide more than 300,000 units of blood products to meet patients’ treatment requirements. Carter BloodCare’s services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood components.
Every single blood donation we receive at Carter BloodCare is life-saving, life-enriching or life-changing for everyone involved in the process. Donations made at our donor centers and mobile blood drives affect the lives of people in your community. With more than 20 donor centers and multiple blood drives happening each day, giving blood with Carter BloodCare is easier than ever.
As your dedicated community blood center, Carter BloodCare’s priority is serving local medical facilities and their patients. When you give blood with us, your donation is more likely to help your friends and neighbors, but blood may be shared regionally and nationally in times of urgent needs. We participate in blood research and education by providing technical support and educational programs for healthcare employees throughout the region.