Grubbs Infiniti and Carter Blood Care

I recently had someone ask me why Grubbs Infiniti hosts Carter Blood Care every month to encourage our staff and community to donate blood. Growing up, most of my injuries were handled with bandaids and hugs. Thankfully, I never needed someone’s blood to save my life. But, when I was in college, a close friend and fraternity brother had a family member that needed blood from being in an accident and he encouraged me to donate. I remember thinking that if something happened to me, I would hope there would be people who cared enough to give something so important to save my life. So I donated blood that day and it became a part of my routine as I got older. It’s important to know that you don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason. It could be because you were asked by a friend or family member. You might know someone who will need blood someday. It might just be because you know it’s the right thing to do. Whatever the reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply.

The blood you donate is used in the treatment of accident victims, to replace blood lost during surgery, to treat burn victims, and to increase the blood’s oxygen-carrying capacity. The Dallas/Ft Worth area needs about 1,100 blood donors a day to meet our community’s need. It’s easy and takes just a few minutes. And, even if you can’t donate blood yourself, you can always encourage friends, family and co-workers to visit their local Carter Blood Care center or a drive like the one we hold here at Grubbs Infiniti. For me, it’s a way to be a part of something great and I am proud to add some of my A+ to the greater good.

To find the nearest donor center, visit www.CarterBloodCare.org. Or keep watching us on Facebook and we’ll invite you to our next blood drive. Remember, roll up your sleeves and give!