Long-time DFW Hospital Council partner Carter BloodCare is committed to raising donor awareness of the nonstop need for blood, plasma and platelets throughout North Texas. For information, including donation locations, visit CarterBloodCare.org or call 800-366-2834.
January marks National Blood Donor Month, recognizing those who regularly donate to save lives and encouraging first-time donors to give.
The demand is great: Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a transfusion.
Blood transfusions are used in one out of every 83 U.S. newborn deliveries, while 25% of all blood donations support patients undergoing cancer treatments.
Surprisingly, given this high demand, only 3% of Americans donate blood, though 62% are eligible. In other words, the entire U.S. blood supply is provided by only 3% of our citizens.
This is a troubling statistic, but there is a solution. Every eligible Texan has it within themselves to donate toward a reliable, readily available blood supply.
As North Texans look for ways to make a positive, life-changing difference in 2023, donating blood is a prime opportunity. It is a realistic resolution that’s healthy, easy to keep, and beneficial to neighbors in need.
Carter BloodCare ensures each experience – from registration and health screening to the donation itself and post-donation refreshments – takes less than 60 minutes. It is time well-spent for patients requiring urgent and critical care throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region.