At Carter BloodCare, we see a lot of great saves. Each donor who we see at our mobile blood drives and donor centers save up to three lives with each donation. To do your part, visit or call 1-800-DONATE-4 and schedule your donation. To help inspire you to act today, here is our list of 10 great saves made with Carter BloodCare.
Dallas Stars Player Makes Great Save
A man known for making a lot of great saves on the ice, Dallas Stars’ starting goaltender Kari Lehtonen, has been making more great saves with Carter BloodCare. Recently, Kari Lehtonen proved his heroics by giving blood. Like any team player, Lehtonen was ready to join the Carter BloodCare mission to give life to the community, and was excited to make a donation that could save up to three lives.
The Rare Chance to Save Lives
When Daniel found out he had a rare blood abnormality, he didn’t freak out. Instead, he decided he was in the position to make a difference. Every two months, Dan comes in to give his blood, not just for himself, but also for other people like him who might be in need. As one of less than 200 people with his condition, Dan is willing to save their lives.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Blake was only 16 when he was diagnosed with leukemia. When most of his friends were excited about getting their drivers license, Blake was hoping he could find a matching donor willing to give him the platelets needed to support his treatment. Thankfully, Blake didn’t need to wait long for a match to come through. Because of Carter BloodCare donors, Blake is now on his way to college, ready to plan his future.
Donor for Life
Melissa first gave blood at her high school mobile drive when she was only 18 years old. Now that she is 34, Melissa has remained a dedicated donor, giving more than 80 times. In total, Melissa has given more than 10 gallons and saved more than 200 lives.
After nearly losing his life in an automobile accident, Phil’s life was saved by a blood transfusion. Phil was so inspired by his experience he has become a regular Carter BloodCare donor and volunteer, helping out in his community every chance he gets.
Making Time in Your Busy Schedule
Jerry, a regular blood donor, recently talked about the impact of his recent donation. “After the explosion in West, I got a letter saying the blood I had donated weeks before helped the people affected. I realized that I make more of a difference when I stay committed to donating regularly than if I only donate when something happens.”
Weekend Plans to Give
Platelets can be donated up to 24 times each year, and once Cheryl found that out, she knew exactly how to spend her weekends. Cheryl now makes a plan every other week to give platelets at her nearest donor center. In the past year, Cheryl’s donations have helped save those with leukemia, bone marrow transplant patients and more.
Friends That Give Together Grow Together
After discovering her friend was anemic and needed blood transfusions, Abby was willing to do anything to help out. After organizing a blood drive at her church and volunteering to give herself, Abby learned she was a perfect match. Now she makes a point every few weeks to make a life-saving gesture for her best friend.
From Victim to Victor
When Kevin’s house caught on fire, he suffered severe burns. Trying to remain strong throughout his treatment, Kevin relied on the kindness of strangers to help save his life. It took more than 20 units of platelets, but now Kevin is on his way to recovery and ready for a start to a new life, with plans to donate next year.
Timothy has a knack for planning. He might not be eligible to donate, but that won’t stop him from giving life to his community. In his hometown, he helps organize and plan blood drives any chance he gets. Each year, he helps put together three drives, each bringing in 20 to 30 donors ready to save lives. Because of Kevin, we have more people becoming a part of the Carter BloodCare mission.