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.
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
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
A first responder shares his first-hand reason for why donating blood often and regularly is key to a prepared blood supply. It was 2009 and Police Officer Michael Johnson was working ‘deep nights’. He pulled over a motorist to inform the driver one of the vehicle’s head lamps was out. Officer Johnson was standing…Read More
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients is on the rise So is the need for COVID-19 convalescent plasma Plasma collected from those recently recovered from COVID-19 or who tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19, could help patients currently hospitalized with the virus. This resource – known as COVID-19 convalescent plasma– contains crucial antibodies* that could…Read More
Only 4% of donors are giving blood to help fellow Texans With blood supply at 30-year low, Carter BloodCare urges eligible donors to step up to give in August and every two months following Only four percent of people who can donate blood are actually doing it. This eye-opening statistic bears repeating: Only four…Read More