Monthly Archives: June 2016

Carter BloodCare Calls Attention to World Blood Donor Day

 

Carter BloodCare pic

Carter BloodCare
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With more than 30 years of professional banking experience, Kevin Griffin recently took on a new role as the president of Kevin Griffin Realty, LLC, in McKinney, TX. He previously operated as the regional president of Independent Bank, also in McKinney, TX, and a senior vice president of State Bank and Trust Company in Dallas. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Kevin Griffin is a member of Carter BloodCare’s Gallon Club.

One of the largest blood centers in the state, Carter BloodCare provides more than 300,000 units of blood annually. Established in 1951, the nonprofit extended its reach in East Texas in 2007 when it merged with Stewart Regional Blood Center in Tyler. It has since grown to supply transfusions to more than 200 medical facilities in more than 50 counties throughout the state.

On June 14, 2016, Carter BloodCare honored World Blood Donor Day, which was started by the World Health Organization in 2004 to raise awareness of the need for safe blood products and celebrate global blood donors. By calling attention to the lull in blood donations it typically experiences during the summer months, Carter BloodCare hoped to fulfill its needs by bringing in the 1,000 daily donors it requires to do so.