HealthMarkets believes strongly in giving back to the community and in engaging its workforce in community service efforts whenever possible. Carter BloodCare and HealthMarkets have worked together to provide blood donations to the DFW community since 1990 with quarterly employee blood drives at its corporate facility in North Richland Hills, TX.

Quick Fact: Since beginning this program, 4,321 HealthMarkets employees have donated 2,896 units of blood.

Since each donation can save three lives, our employee contributions have helped to save more than ten thousand lives. Whether used to replace red cells lost during an accident or surgery, to supply plasma for burn victims or platelets for cancer patients, HealthMarkets employee donations have made a positive impact in the community.

Carter BloodCare is a not-for-profit organization that operates in 58 North, Central and East Texas counties and is the primary provider of blood components and transfusion services for more than 200 Texas health care facilities. These facilities include the region’s children’s hospitals, central trauma centers, major cancer centers, and transplant centers.

To meet the needs of local patients, Carter BloodCare must register about 1,100 blood donors each day at its network of Donor Centers and daily blood drives in the community.

Quick Fact: Last year, Carter BloodCare provided 330,000 units of lifesaving blood to North Central and East Texas.

Physicians order lifesaving blood for more than 600 patients each day within Carter BloodCare’s service area, and most patients receive more than one transfusion.

HealthMarkets is happy to help Carter BloodCare reach their donation goals and our employees will continue to roll up their sleeves and give each time the Carter BloodCare donation bus pulls into our parking lot. For more information on Carter BloodCare, please visit

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