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

Author John M. Barry and Texas Health’s Dr. Horton highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

06/14/2021

Episode 24 of the second year of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion detailed author John M. Barry’s insights into the society’s “return to normal” from the pandemic and “heart health” across the community. Guests included: • Dr. Carl Horton, cardiologist at Texas … 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

Guests from Parkland and Scottish Rite highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

06/07/2021

Episode 23 of the second year of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion detailed an inspirational COVID-19 survival story, teenage drug issues and tips on fitness walking. Guests included: • Dr. Dalerie Wilkerson, Podiatrist at Parkland Health & Hospital System; • Stacie Bukowsky, … 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

Guests from Texas Health, Baylor S&W, TCU and UNT highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

06/01/2021

Episode 22 of the second year of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion detailed the disturbing North Texas trend of “Food Deserts” and a unique medical school collaboration between two local universities. Guests included: • Tauane Cruz, Director of Community Health Improvement at … Read More

DFWHC Blog: Wellness and a Meaningful Existence

05/28/2021

Blog by Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council Many people define good health as a state of physical, mental and social well-being. It’s not just the absence of disease or illness. Four components in taking good care of our bodies and minds include a healthy diet, regular exercise, appropriate rest and taking time to unwind from daily routines. … 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

Guests from Prism, UTSW and Parkland highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

05/24/2021

Episode 21 of the second year of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion detailed the recent CDC mask announcements and the continued issues with vaccine hesitancy. Guests included: • Dr. John Carlo, President/CEO at Prism Health North Texas; • Dr. Robert Haley, Professor … Read More