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.
“These are crisis times for the community blood supply,” says Dr. Merlyn Sayers, CEO of Carter BloodCare. “Our ability to meet the urgent transfusion needs of patients is in severe jeopardy.” All blood donors areRead more
by Geeta Paranjape, MD Background The reported rates of septic transfusion reactions from platelets vary from 1/100,000 by passive surveillance to 1/10,000 by active surveillance when testing with primary culture alone. Surveillance data on platelets storedRead more
by Laurie J Sutor, MD, MBA When to transfuse. Consensus recommendations support transfusion for the prevention and treatment of stroke in high-risk patients. There is also some evidence that transfusion is helpful in patients to treatRead more