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.
The latest surge in COVID-19 cases in our community has presented the challenge of meeting increased demand for COVID-19 convalescent plasma, an experimental treatment for seriously ill COVID-19 patients. Daily orders from our area hospitals for convalescent plasma exceed available inventory. We have all come to know friends, family members or co-workers who have been…Read More
We want to celebrate the patients, their families, doctors, nurses, researchers and laboratory professionals who work every day to raise awareness of sickle cell disease (SCD) and fight back against this devastating illness. We are thankful for their contributions, and together we recognize World Sickle Cell Day (June 19, 2020), for the hope research and…Read More
Even in uncertain times, blood donors help Carter BloodCare meet the mission of saving lives by making transfusion possible – however this time through convalescent plasma donation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is allowing emergency use of convalescent plasma in the battle against COVID-19. COVID convalescent plasma (CCP) provides antibodies from recovered patients…Read More
Celebrating Our Clinical Apheresis Nurses To be honest, we’re celebrating all nurses who work tirelessly to improve the lives of the patients they serve. We were thankful to recognize their contributions during National Nurses Week and particularly during the COVID pandemic. We have a special place in our hearts for the nurses performing apheresis procedures.…Read More
by Laurie J. Sutor, MD, MBA The search for a viable alternative to banked human blood for transfusion has been ongoing for nearly 80 years. The ideal blood substitute would be cheaper, stored at room temperature, have a long shelf life, cause no adverse reactions, and be in plentiful supply. We would not have to worry…Read More