Carter BloodCare honored by Tarrant County Commissioners

Commissioners present nonprofit with World Blood Donor Day proclamation

FORT WORTH (June 4, 2024) — The Tarrant County Commissioners Court presented a proclamation recognizing June 14 as World Blood Donor Day and honoring Carter BloodCare’s more than 70 years of service providing lifesaving transfusion resources.

The resolution was presented by Tarrant County Precinct 3 Commissioner Gary Fickes and read into the record at the court’s June 4 public meeting.

Speaking to civic leaders and attendees, Andrea Sign, Carter BloodCare’s Director of Marketing, Communications and Donor Relations, said blood donations are needed every day.

“It takes less than an hour to donate and give back to our community,” Sign said. “Blood donors help Tarrant County children who are fighting cancer, older adults with health issues, mothers going through difficult deliveries, and open-heart surgery and organ transplant patients.”

Proclamation for World Blood Donor Day presented to Carter BloodCare by Tarrant County Commissioners Court
Carter BloodCare’s Andrea Sign and Kristen Van Story with Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes

World Blood Donor Day celebrates those who consistently give to save lives. In North Texas, that includes at least 1,500 donors Carter BloodCare must see daily to meet local demand. 

Tarrant County employees will host a Fort Worth blood drive June 7. For details and to pick a donation time, visit

About Carter BloodCare
Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 200 medical facilities in 57 counties of North, Central and East Texas. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 440,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products. Tu centro de sangre comunitario.