Our History

Saving lives since the 1950s

For more than 70 years, Carter BloodCare has been saving lives across North, Central and East Texas.

Carter BloodCare’s journey began when J.K. and Susie L. Wadley chartered the nonprofit Wadley Research Institute and Blood Bank.
The Amon G. Carter Foundation provided grant money to help charter the nonprofit Carter Blood Center to serve Fort Worth.

The Wadley organization changed its name to BloodCare of Dallas.
BloodCare joined with Carter Blood Center to form the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) community blood center known today as Carter BloodCare. Both community blood centers agreed they could provide better service to the DFW metropolitan area by merging.
Carter BloodCare expanded into Central Texas following the invitation to provide service to Waco hospitals.

Carter BloodCare merged with Stewart Regional Blood Center in Tyler, furthering the reach into East Texas and creating one of the largest community blood centers in Texas.
Carter BloodCare provides lifesaving transfusion resources to more than 200 medical facilities in over 50 counties throughout North, Central and East Texas. Each year, we provide more than 440,000 units of blood products to meet patients’ treatment requirements. Carter BloodCare’s services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage, and distribution of blood and blood components.