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Donate blood in March to put some bloomin’ spring in your step

Nothing compares to spring in Texas; it’s a welcome time for moving into a fresh season of new blooms and renewed life. It’s also a great time to share the gift of life when you donate blood to help area patients. Three local lives can be saved with each blood donation; it’s a positive act that gives donors an extra feel-good spring in their step. After all, saving Texans’ lives never goes out of season.

Your school, university, business or civic group, or house of worship can host a blood drive with Carter BloodCare. Send your request to BookABloodDrive@CarterBloodCare.org and a team member will reply within two to three business days.

Also, you can schedule your donation appointment for a blood drive or at one of our 26 donor centers by visiting CarterBloodCare.org or calling 1-800-366-2834.

Donors can complete the medical history questionnaire online on the day of donation, before arriving to give blood. This saves time and can make the process go faster. From start to finish, most donors can expect about one hour.

In addition, people with or without COVID-19 vaccinations are eligible to donate blood.

Potential blood donors may volunteer at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds can give independently and there is no upper age limit. For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call or text 800-366-2834 or visit CarterBloodCare.org.

About Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 180 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 450,000 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.
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