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Don’t let spring break the blood supply

Carter BloodCare urges Texans to stop the donor drop in March
DALLAS-FORT WORTH – March 11, 2024 – March is a challenging month for the blood supply in Texas.
According to Carter BloodCare, blood donations drop when students are on spring break in mid-March. Significantly, 25% of the community blood supply comes from high school blood drives alone.
For emergencies and daily medical procedures, blood is always needed, especially O negative. As the universal blood type, O negative can be used to treat any patient, including premature and unborn babies.
Eligible donors can give starting at age 16 with parental consent; those 17 and older may donate independently. There is no upper age limit.
As a thank-you, those who donate with Carter BloodCare through March 17 will get a 2024 St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt.
Plus, each Carter BloodCare donor will receive a compact umbrella, while supplies last.
To find a Carter BloodCare donation location, visit CarterBloodCare.org or call 800-366-2834.
 
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.

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