Our mission at Carter BloodCare is simple: to give life to the community by making blood transfusion possible. And we have been lucky enough to find people and organizations that are willing to support our mission year after year. Univision has been a long-time supporter of our mission and hosts drives each year to help us give life.
Univision Communications is an American Spanish Language television and radio network. Univision was founded in San Antonio, TX in 1962. Univision’s purpose is to provide Spanish-speaking Americans with entertainment such as telenovelas, sports, sitcoms, reality shows, news programming and more, and has the largest Spanish-language television viewership in the world.
Each year, our friends at Univision work with us to support our mission and help our message reach Spanish-speaking Texans who are willing to give life through blood donation, volunteering and more. This year, Univision hosted a blood drive at Town East Mall in Mesquite to help recruit donors during a three-day period.
The Univision drive took place Friday July 17 through Sunday July 19, and had a goal to get at least 36 donors to sign up each day. On Friday the 17th, 28 people stepped up to give life, followed by 76 more on Saturday and 64 on Sunday. In total, our Univision drive brought in 168 donors, 120 of whom were donating for their first time!
We have had four consecutive years of successful blood drives with Univision and look forward to continuing the tradition and friendship with them next year. If you or someone you know wants to help spread our message to the Spanish-speaking community, head to our Spanish language site and follow our Spanish Facebook page. For those in the DFW area, check out Univision on the radio at 99.1 FM and 107.8 FM to see when their next blood drive is in your area.