Blood donors can be Winter Weather Heroes to local patients in need of transfusions
DALLAS-FORT WORTH – Jan. 16, 2024 – Carter BloodCare is offering a $100 daily reward for lifesaving heroes.
In the Texas-based blood center’s Winter Weather Heroes campaign, those who donate with Carter BloodCare Jan. 18 – 25 will be entered in a daily drawing for a $100 e-gift card.
The rewarding initiative comes as the blood supply hits a seasonal slump. Inclement weather, such as the arctic blast earlier this week, has led to hundreds of units not getting collected, which impacts thousands of patients.
“Our blood donors are local heroes,” said Andrea Sign, Carter BloodCare’s director of marketing, communications and donor relations. “Someone in our area needs a blood donor hero every day, helping people injured in serious car accidents, kids fighting childhood cancer, organ transplant patients and so many others.”
Carter BloodCare provides blood resources to more than 200 hospitals in 57 Texas counties. All blood types are needed, especially O positive, O negative – the universal blood type – and platelets, used to control bleeding.
Also, through Feb. 29, each Carter BloodCare donor receives a quarter-zip pullover, while supplies last.
To find the nearest Carter BloodCare location and set time to donate, area heroes should visit CarterBloodCare.org.
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’ requirement