DynCorp International has earned Premier Partner-Silver Status from Carter BloodCare for its continuous participation in community blood drives in the Fort Worth, Texas area. DI hosts two drives a year, one in the winter and one in the summer, and each brings more and more DI team member donors.
“Our DI team members that participate really understand the urgent need for life-saving blood in the north Texas area. We are proud to have consistently demonstrated our commitment to the local community through these drives,” said Amy Jones, DynCorp International administrative specialist and employee assistance program (EAP) ambassador.
DI’s last blood drive held in coordination with Carter BloodCare was held in January 2013 and more than 60 DI team members volunteered to participate. Donors contributed 52 units of blood that will directly benefit more than 150 north Texas residents.
Founded in 1998 by the merger of two local blood centers, Carter BloodCare is Texas’ largest blood center. In April of 2007, Carter BloodCare announced a merger with Tyler-based Stewart Regional Blood Center. Together, they provide more than 330,000 units of lifesaving blood to North Central and East Texas each year.
Carter BloodCare is the primary provider of blood components and transfusion services for approximately 300 Texas health care facilities and is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, licensed by the Food and Drug Administration and affiliated with America’s Blood Centers. These facilities include region children’s hospitals, central trauma centers, major cancer centers and transplant centers.
In addition to providing blood components for patients, Carter BloodCare also provides specialized laboratory and patient care services and physician consultation. Carter BloodCare participates in the education of professionals in transfusion medicine and medical technologists specializing in blood banking.