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New Blood Provider at Carteret Health Care

Eastern North Carolina Hospital Chooses New Blood Provider
Non-profit, community blood center expands reach to become supplier for Carteret Health Care

North Carolina (DATE) – The Blood Connection (TBC), an independently managed, non-profit community blood center, became the exclusive blood provider for Carteret Health Care on August 1, 2021. This hospital joins many others that partner with The Blood Connection like CarolinaEast Medical Center, Vidant Medical Center, and The Outer Banks Hospital. Partnering with Carteret Health Care will allow TBC to not only strengthen its community ties in the coastal region of eastern North Carolina, but also give residents a chance to save lives and make an impact on their neighbors.

“We are pleased to partner with the Blood Connection to meet the high demand for blood in our community,” stated Michelle Lee, Carteret Health Care Community Relations Director, “We invite you to join us for a blood drive on September 23, 2021 from 9 AM until 3 PM here at the hospital. All donors will receive a $20 eGift Card and know that their blood donation will save lives locally.”

TBC has served as a non-profit 501(c)(3) community blood center for decades and is the exclusive blood provider for the entire Upstate of South Carolina and a large portion of North Carolina. TBC currently supplies over 30 hospital partners with life-saving blood products in 33 counties across eastern North Carolina. In total, the organization supplies blood to over 80 hospitals across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. In addition, TBC also has a strong partnership with Vidant EastCare, which provides the critical blood supply needed to support trauma patients with on-board units and plasma on its helicopters.

“We're looking forward to the opportunity to serve this community,” said Delisa K. English, TBC President and CEO. "This partnership will allow current and future local blood donors to be engaged with the healthcare in their community. When you donate with The Blood Connection, you are ensuring that the people of this community will have the blood products available to save their lives.”

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a life-saving blood transfusion. TBC has partnered with various members of the local community to host vital blood drives which ensures the blood supply remains adequate during this time of critical need for blood donations. TBC’s mission is to ensure all hospital partners have the blood supplies needed for patients at any given time, even amidst a pandemic. The need for blood never stops so donors are needed to help save lives now.

To participate an upcoming Blood Drive at Carteret Health Care, schedule an appointment by calling 864-255-5000 or visit Each donor will receive a $20 eGift Card and all donors will be screened for COVID-19 antibodies. TBC urges all eligible donors to donate to ensure that hospitals’ needs for blood are uninterrupted.