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

Dallas’ in-home COVID vaccine program to start next week

04/15/2021

Dallas’ first in-home COVID-19 vaccine program for the city’s residents has been rescheduled to start next week following the delay due to federal fears of the new Johnson & Johnson shots. The project will be administered by members of Dallas Fire-Rescue and the Visiting Nurse Association of Dallas, utilizing the Moderna vaccines. Residents enrolled in the Meals on Wheels will … Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine information for 16 North Texas counties

04/09/2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all residents in North Texas no matter your age. For information in your county, please click the links below. • Collin County – https://www.collincountytx.gov/healthcare_services/Pages/COVID19vaccines.aspx?thr • Dallas County – https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/vaccine-landing.php • Denton County – https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/7c802a848ce04a0999f9831f2ddaaf2e • Ellis County – https://co.ellis.tx.us/1023/COVID-19-Vaccine • Erath County – https://co.erath.tx.us/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=Erath-County-COVID19-Vaccination-Sign-Up-49 • Grayson County – https://www.co.grayson.tx.us/page/Covid.Vaccine • Hood County – … Read More

Dallas announces at-home vaccination program to start April 13

04/08/2021

The City of Dallas announced yesterday it is partnering with the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas (VNA) for a program to vaccinate area residents who lack transportation to reach vaccine hubs or pharmacies. Dallas Fire-Rescue employees and VNA staff will vaccinate homebound residents with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The program will begin with the distribution of 500 doses. “For … Read More

SVP Dallas to host “Healthcare Responds” discussion on Feb. 16

02/11/2021

Social Venture Partners (SVP) of Dallas will host the panel discussion “Healthcare Responds” on Tuesday, February 16 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., CDT. Speakers will include Dr. Eric G. Bing, Professor of Global Health at Southern Methodist University; Marian Brown, Dallas County Sheriff; and Dr. Fred Cerise, President/CEO of Parkland Health & Hospital System. Tony Fleo, CEO of SVP Dallas, … Read More

DRC flyer provides the scoop on COVID-19 virtual screenings

03/26/2020

The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) has been working overtime to produce and distribute flyers this week related to COVID-19 testing in the community. As part of an ongoing effort to educate North Texas residents, DRC released a “COVID-19 Virtual Screenings” flyer today. The document details symptoms necessary to utilize area hospitals’ virtual screening capabilities and step-by-step considerations before residents decide … Read More

Should you be tested? Dallas Regional Chamber releases COVID-19 flyer

03/25/2020

As part of an ongoing effort to educate the community, the Dallas Regional Chamber released a flyer today detailing COVID-19 drive-thru testing in the community. Working with the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC), the Dallas Regional Chamber flyer includes information on symptoms for testing, convenient locations and steps to consider. “We would like to thank the team at Dallas Regional Chamber … Read More