Mostly normal business hours following one-day closure due to icy weather
Travel safety much improved for blood program’s staff and fleet
BEDFORD, Texas (Feb. 24, 2022) – Carter BloodCare is returning to mostly normal business operations following a one-day closure due to the icy wintry mix. On Friday, Feb. 25, the blood center will return to business-as-usual for the headquarters and each of the donor centers located throughout North, Central and East Texas. The Paris donor center is the only exception with a delayed opening time of 10 a.m. Most blood drives will continue as planned, but no staff is asked to report to work before 7:30 a.m. to allow for greater road visibility and safe travels.
The community blood program continues to monitor the weather conditions and will update operations as appropriate.
Carter BloodCare has created a webpage where blood donors and others can receive up-to-date information about operations’ closures or delays during the winter storm. Visit CarterBloodCare.org/weather/. Donors may continue to text 800-366-2834 for scheduling appointments when operations are closed.
Linda Goelzer, APR
About Carter BloodCare
Carter BloodCare is a community-based, nonprofit blood center that provides lifesaving transfusion resources to more than 200 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of North, Central and East Texas. The 501(c) (3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 300,000 blood products annually to meet patients’ treatment requirements. Carter BloodCare’s services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage, and distribution of blood and blood products. The center is accredited by the AABB, including a laboratory with accreditation for molecular testing of red cell antigens. It is licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is a member of America’s Blood Centers.