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.
During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gateway Church and their generous parishioners and supporters hosted much needed replacement blood drives. Thanks to the dedication of Gateway Church 462 donors helped make up for the abrupt loss of 70% of scheduled blood drives. Carter BloodCare and Gateway Church traditionally come together to host aRead more
(originally published June 2020) 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 currently allowing emergency use of convalescent plasma in the battle against COVID-19. COVID convalescent plasma (CCP)Read more
We thank you for your interest in donating blood and helping your community. A few eligibility requirements are important to know about during COVID-19. Donation eligibility during COVID-19 You cannot donate if you are in a quarantine period that was mandated to you by a health care provider or health department official. You must waitRead more
A Message from President and CEO Dr. Merlyn Sayers Carter BloodCare recognizes there are concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and that you may have questions about what this means for giving blood, your blood drive, and the safety of the blood supply. Blood donation remains safe. The first line of protection for the blood supplyRead more