With origins in the 1950s, Carter BloodCare is one of Texas' largest blood centers, providing over 440,000 units of life-saving blood and blood components to patients in North, Central, and East Texas annually.
Carter BloodCare is a founding member of the Blood Emergency Readiness Corps (BERC). BERC is a group of seven U.S. blood centers across five states, united in being prepared for unexpected disasters or large-scale emergencies that require blood. Who are BERC’s seven founding blood centers? Carter BloodCare (headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area) Central…Read More
Texas patients, including those with sickle cell disease, are in urgent need of blood Blood is a necessity for all people at all times. During the ongoing nationwide blood supply shortage, the need for this vital resource is urgent, especially for those living with sickle cell disease (SCD), a genetic blood disorder. This month,…Read More
September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and Carter BloodCare is honoring those living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) by raising awareness and amplifying their stories. What is Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)? Also known as sickle cell anemia, SCD is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders that causes the red blood cells to…Read More
A double red cell donation is a safe, efficient way to collect two units of red blood cells in one visit. Here’s why you should consider making your next donation a double red: Why are red blood cells so important? Red cells carry hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that makes it possible for blood to transport…Read More
Carter BloodCare is Back at Six Flags Fright Fest! All monsters, ghosts, and vampires are invited to give blood with Carter BloodCare at Fright Fest. This year, Six Flags is hosting a spook-tacular blood drive on September 16, from 3pm– 9pm, to get people in the spirit of Halloween. Get the sleeves scared off of you, and…Read More