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Carter BloodCare offers $50 critical-need perk for O positive donors

DALLAS-FORT WORTH – July 8, 2024 – From July 9 to July 31, Carter BloodCare will give $50 worth of e-gift cards to each O positive whole blood or double red cell donor.

While all blood types are essential, recent O positive donations have not kept pace with patient needs and have dropped to critical levels.

Critical status indicates less than a day’s supply of blood is available, which has led to surgeries and medical treatments getting delayed.

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A volunteer donor gives at a neighborhood Carter BloodCare mobile blood drive. (Photo: Carter BloodCare)

O positive is used in treating traumatic bleeding — often due to life-threatening traffic accidents — and in other medical emergencies.

Though it takes only one hour to give, blood donations typically drop during the summer as student donors go on break and adult donors travel out of town for vacations.

To set an appointment or to find the nearest donor center or mobile blood drive, 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.