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Donors to decide winner between Dallas and Houston blood centers

Carter BloodCare and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center compete in Lone Star showdown

BEDFORD, Texas (Oct. 17, 2023) – Two of Texas’ biggest blood centers are going head-to-head to see whose donors will score the winning drive for patients in need.

As their hometown baseball teams vie for a championship, North Texas-based Carter BloodCare and Houston-based Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center are in a weeklong competition as well. The blood center that collects the most units of blood, platelets and plasma during the current sports series will be named the winner of this showdown.

While they donate with Carter BloodCare, local fans are encouraged to wear the range of their team’s jerseys, shirts and caps.

The Lone Star face-off is one with a greater purpose for all Texans. Blood donors help patients requiring transfusions, including those involved in serious auto accidents, people receiving cancer treatments, moms going through difficult deliveries, children with blood disorders and many others.

Set time today to save lives and show team spirit by donating at the nearest Carter BloodCare location. Visit or call 800-366-2834.

About Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 200 medical facilities in 50-plus 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.

About Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is a nonprofit organization accredited by the Food and Drug Administration and the sole provider of blood and blood components 24/7 to more than 170 hospitals and health care facilities in a 26-county Texas Gulf Coast region.