NTX blood shortage the worst in decades – Does your health benefit from giving blood?

06/16/2021

Long-time DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) partner Carter BloodCare announced last month that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the North Texas blood shortage is the worst they’ve seen in decades. For the remainder of 2021, DFWHC will post weekly blogs detailing the blood shortage and opportunities in the community to donate blood. Spread the word! We have reported there is … Read More

June 21 blood drive – Carter BloodCare says NTX shortage the worst in decades

06/08/2021

Methodist Hospital for Surgery in coordination with Carter BloodCare will be hosting a blood drive on June 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The hospital is located at 17101 Dallas Parkway in Addison. The drive will take place at the Carter BloodCare bus. You can register here. The current blood shortage is the worst in decades. Please make an … Read More

Sometimes all it takes is an invitation – Have you ever donated blood?

06/07/2021

Share this information with your affinity groups: your book club, neighborhood HOA and workout buddies. Blood banking research indicates one of the key reasons for not donating blood is “No one ever asked me.” If all it takes is an invitation for you to donate blood, consider yourself invited now. If you’re reading this, please give thought to donating blood, … Read More

Urgent blood shortage lingers while hospitals expand services

05/27/2021

Will current blood donations fulfill post-pandemic transfusion demands? As masks are peeling off, the blood supply remains in dire straits across North, Central and East Texas. Some longtime blood banking professionals describe it as the worst seen in 30 years. Carter BloodCare says blood donations are urgently needed, especially from people who have never donated blood. Pre-pandemic, the region’s largest … Read More

Carter BloodCare to host three-day drive at Fair Park Music Hall

05/25/2021

Carter BloodCare will be hosting a three-day blood drive, May 26-28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas. When you donate blood with Carter BloodCare, you are giving more time to your neighbors, your community and to fellow Texans. Every person who donates is entered in a drawing for a chance to win … Read More

Methodist Hospital for Surgery to host March 29 blood drive

03/17/2021

Methodist Hospital for Surgery in coordination with Carter BloodCare will be hosting a blood drive on March 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The hospital is located at 17101 Dallas Parkway in Addison. The drive will take place at the Carter BloodCare bus. To honor social distancing, please make an appointment, complete donor questionnaire online using QuickScreen, and plan … Read More

Blood shortage and COVID-19 update detailed on “The Human Side of Health Care”

03/23/2020

Episode 12 of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. Updates on the regional blood shortage and COVID-19 efforts were detailed during the program. Guests included: • Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president/CEO at Carter BloodCare; • Robert Walker, president/CEO at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; • and … Read More

Dr. Sayers to detail blood shortage due to COVID-19 on Sunday’s “Human Side of Health Care”

03/20/2020

An alarming blood shortage in North Texas due to COVID-19 will highlight Sunday’s edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care.” The broadcast will air on KRLD 1080 AM at 1:00 p.m. CST. Guest stars will include: • Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president/CEO at Carter BloodCare; • Robert Walker, president/CEO at Texas Scottish … Read More

Carter BloodCare worries about blood supply shortage due to public fears

03/16/2020

Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president/CEO of Carter BloodCare released a statement this morning detailing concerns of an impending situation with the community blood supply due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) fears. According to Dr. Sayers, the COVID-19 news has led many companies and schools to cancel their planned blood drives, with little hope of them being rescheduled soon. Employees are also being told … Read More

Dr. Merlyn Sayers to receive the Distinguished Health Service Award

09/01/2015

A physician with 35 years of experience in transfusion science medicine and President/CEO of Carter BloodCare since its formation in 1996, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today that Dr. Merlyn Sayers has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Health Service Award. The honor will be presented during DFWHC’s 67th Annual Awards Luncheon, October 29 at Arlington … Read More