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.
Then: Chemo, radiation and transfusions Collin Boyd was 8 years old when he and his family learned he had cancer in his soft tissue. That was March 2012. His father, Jimmy, recalls the trips from Tyler to Dallas for his son’s treatments. They began in April after the diagnosis and continued into summer. Collin endured…Read More
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="512"] Give with Carter BloodCare this Mother's Day![/caption] A little-known reason why blood is required for hospital blood banks is complications during pregnancy, at childbirth, or post-delivery, leading to significant blood loss. Severe bleeding is one of the top five causes of pregnancy-related deaths1 in the United States. One Mother’s Story In…Read More
One pint of blood every 21 days. That’s what it takes for Daniel Wendler to enjoy the life of any other healthy six-year old. Daniel has a rare genetic disorder called beta thalassemia major. His red blood cells lack a protein that helps carry oxygen through his body. The disorder is passed down through a…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