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.
Donating platelets is another way you can safely and effectively help local patients. Platelets have a short shelf life, usually five to seven days total, including two days for testing; thus, there is a great demand for platelet donors, especially during the ongoing, nationwide blood supply shortage. What are platelets? Platelets are tiny cells that…Read More
Carter BloodCare Welcomes Frost Friends & Family Together, the community and Carter BloodCare make it possible to save lives. Blood cannot be manufactured in a lab. It only comes from altruistic individuals who care about helping others. Hospitals have 600 to 800 patients a day that require transfusions, and at least 1,000 donors a day…Read More
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] An Urgent Appeal for Blood: Their Lives Depend on You The deep freeze that brought Texas to a standstill in February continues to have a chilling impact on our community blood supply. Record-breaking winter weather – along with loss of power, heat and water across our state – created an imperfect storm for selfless…Read More
(Last Updated: 03/01/21 at 12:36 pm) Although we have seen a steady lift of support the need is still great. The limited blood supply is a grim result of the severe winter weather, topping off a year-long pandemic. The effects of these events continue to hamper our regular blood drive operations. We ask that all currently…Read More
Maximizing your time Longtime blood donors know that one blood donation can save up to three lives. It makes blood donation an efficient use of one’s available volunteer time. One hour equals up to three lives affected; those are good returns on your time investment. This February we want to offer you another opportunity to extend…Read More