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Student athlete shares his “why” for donating

Irving High School senior Xavier Ybarra is a talented multi-sport athlete, excelling in football, basketball, baseball, track and field, and cross country running.

He’s also a dedicated blood donor, committed to giving back to his community.

Xavier shared what drives him to donate with Carter BloodCare:

High school athlete donor

“I chose to donate my blood to give someone a chance to receive very much-needed blood transfusions. I love helping people. Ever since I was little, I enjoyed seeing people getting help and the feeling of helping someone in need.

I believe everyone should donate at least once if they can. The experience is helpful and it’s really fulfilling to donate. I believe we should love everyone and spread God’s love throughout the world.”


The need is nonstop for platelets, blood and plasma. Like Xavier, you can help by donating at a Carter BloodCare donor center or mobile blood drive near you.

Your experience as a Carter BloodCare donor or recipient can save lives by motivating others to donate. Please share your experience and Tell Us Your Story.