Preparing for Zika: Blood Donors Face New ScreeningsFollowing FDA recommendations, blood banks now ask potential donors if they’ve traveled to countries where the virus is active—or had sexual contact with someone.
Man Found Dead After Shooting His Way Into Blood CenterThe threat is over in Lewisville after police say a man shot his way into a blood center. After a brief standoff, the man was found dead.
FDA Considers Changing Ban To Allow Some Gay Men To Give BloodThe FDA announced Tuesday that they're considering making a change to a blood ban that's been in place for 30 years. The FDA is proposing easing up on the regulation that prohibits gay and bisexual men from ever donating blood during their lives.
Dallas-Area Blood Donations Clear Of West NileCarter Blood Care confirms that not a single blood donation in North Texas has tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
Blood Center: Donors Needed After ExplosionA blood center that serves Central Texas hospitals says donors are greatly needed due to the massive plant explosion that has injured more than 160 people.
Jan. 16 Blood Drive To Be Held For 7-Year-Old Dallas Boy In December, CBS 11 reported about 7-year-old Zach Guillot, a Dallas first-grader who is undergoing chemotherapy for a rare form of leukemia. Each year the Yavneh Academy, an Orthodox Jewish high school in North Dallas, teams with Carter Bloodcare to host a blood drive. This year, the drive will be in Zach’s honor.