More blood donors sought as pandemic continues to cause blood supply shortage for hospitals

ROCKWALL, TX – January 11, 2021 — As hospitals continue to do all in their power to manage the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, Carter BloodCare reports that the blood supply for North, Central and East Texas communities remains very limited.

Carter BloodCare Vice President of Organizational Relations Moore said while the need for blood donors has always remained constant, the pandemic has further pronounced that need – especially during the holidays, when inventory is typically low due to less people donating.



“With the pandemic, we’ve been starting off every morning with less than 10 percent of the inventory supply for Group O, which is the universal blood type that hospitals need for transfusions, surgeries and other vital procedures,” Moore said.

Every blood donation received at a Carter BloodCare donor center helps to enrich and save the lives of all involved in the process. With 25 donor centers and multiple blood drives happening each day, Carter BloodCare makes it super easy and safe to donate blood. Here’s a list of several donor centers and upcoming blood drives in and around Rockwall County where you can give blood:

Rockwall Donor Center
1307 Ridge Road
Suite #1105
Rockwall, TX 75087
(972) 270-2185
Click for Donor Center Schedule


Garland Donor Center
6850 North Shiloh Rd
Suite V
Garland, TX 75044
(972) 437-4483
Click for Donor Center Schedule


Mesquite Donor Center
1515 N. Town East Blvd
Suite 151
Mesquite, TX 75150
(817) 412-5830
Click for Donor Center Schedule


 

 

Royse City Battle of the Badges
Friday, January 22, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
305 N. Arch St
Carter BloodCare Bus
Royse City, TX 75189

Carl Alsabrook
Primary Blood Drive Coordinator
Email: carl.alsabrook@roysecity.com
Phone: (972) 636-2250


Royse City Battle of the Badges
Saturday, January 23, 2021 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
107 I-30 Frontage Rd
Carter BloodCare Bus
Royse City, TX 75189

Carl Alsabrook
Primary Blood Drive Coordinator
Email: carl.alsabrook@roysecity.com
Phone: (972) 636-2250

By Austin Wells, Blue Ribbon News.




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