Carter BloodCare supports HHS campaign for blood and plasma donations
Giving = Living initiative raises awareness of the constant need for donors
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched the Giving = Living initiative to boost awareness of the need for new blood and plasma donors.
It also encourages Americans to create regular donation habits.
Carter BloodCare supports this vital community health campaign. Blood and plasma are required every day to help trauma patients with massive bleeding, people injured in traffic accidents, older adults with age-related health issues, mothers having difficult childbirths, those undergoing heart surgeries or organ transplants, children with anemia, and many others who depend on an available community blood supply.
In a press release, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel L. Levine, M.D., said, “A consistent supply of blood and plasma is critical to the health of our nation. There is no replacement for human blood and plasma. We simply need more people to give and to give regularly.”
Admiral Levine also noted the need for diverse donors.
Diversity in the blood supply is important because certain blood types are unique to specific groups. Blood from a donor of a similar ethnic background is less likely to be rejected by a patient.
A large, diverse pool of blood donors ensures all patients have access to the blood they need, when they need it.
To schedule a lifesaving donation with Carter BloodCare, donors can call 800-366-2834 or visit CarterBloodCare.org and click the Donate Now tab.
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.