Nonprofit’s 26th blood center provides ease of donation for Collin County residents

Carter BloodCare has opened its first blood donor center in McKinney, the 26th fixed-site donation location for the nonprofit organization.

The new donor center is located at 2950 Craig Drive, Ste. 102, in McKinney, on the northwest corner of Eldorado Parkway and Craig Drive, one block west of U.S. 75.  The McKinney Donor Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and closed Mondays. The center accepts whole blooddouble red cellplasma and platelet donations.

Along with Carter BloodCare’s ongoing mobile blood drives across North Texas, the McKinney Donor Center provides residents with a convenient location to help others. Carter BloodCare notes up to 800 patients – including those injured in accidents, older adults with health issues, people undergoing cancer treatments, and many others – need blood transfusions daily. Most require more than one unit of red blood cells or other components, such as plasma or platelets.

Donors can make time to save lives at the McKinney Donor Center – or any of Carter BloodCare’s locations throughout North, Central and East Texas – by calling 800-366-2834 or visiting CarterBloodCare.org and clicking the Donate Now tab.

About Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 200 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of North, Central and East Texas. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 440,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products. Tu centro de sangre comunitario.