Rangers Team Up With Carter Bloodcare to Host 3-Day Drive at Globe Life Field in Arlington
By Texas Rangers Communications
Posted on August 24, 2021, August 24, 2021

Statue near one of the entrances to Globe Life Field.

The Texas Rangers are teaming up with Carter BloodCare to go to bat for Texans in need of lifesaving blood transfusions.

The Rangers will host a three-day blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Thursday, Sept. 2, through Saturday, Sept. 4, at Arlington’s Globe Life Field on the All You Can Eat deck (in the right-field area of the upper concourse in sections 233 through 237). Blood donors can get their mitts on a stylish pair of Rangers- and Carter BloodCare-branded socks, as thanks for taking steps to save local lives.

Event organizers hope to see at least 300 donors per day for a total of 900 units of donated blood. Each donor is encouraged to bring a friend or family member to give blood and make it a true donor double play.

The drive comes as the community blood supply has dropped to an unprecedented low across the Lone Star State. Carter BloodCare officials note they have not seen such a chronic resource scarcity in their more than 30 years of blood industry experience. Because of this ongoing situation, first-time and lapsed volunteer donors are urgently needed to pump new blood into the local supply to save the lives of Texas patients.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Carter BloodCare on this important initiative and hope that Rangers fans will do their part to help the DFW community blood supply,” said Texas Rangers’ Vice President of Partnerships Jim Cochrane.

To help expedite the screening process, donors can complete the medical history questionnaire online on the day of donation, before arriving to give blood. If donors have had a COVID-19 vaccination, they remain eligible to donate blood.

Individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear facial coverings at Carter BloodCare blood drives or donation centers. Donors who are not fully vaccinated are asked to continue wearing a mask except when temperature is taken during screening, or when eating and drinking after the donation.

Potential blood donors may volunteer at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds can give independently. There is no upper age limit. For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org

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