Fort Worth M.D. Students Launch Virtual Blood Drive

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine students set up a virtual blood drive for hospitals that are experiencing a shortage of blood donations because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Sarah Lyon and Shelby Wildish

FORT WORTH, TX — Students at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine are addressing the nation’s blood donation shortages by conducting a Virtual Blood Drive.

In collaboration with the American Red Cross and Carter BloodCare,  medical students are leading  a social media campaign from March 30 through May 31 asking all who can to make an appointment with Red Cross or the local Carter BloodCare to safely donate blood. Participants are encouraged to share their photos, or stickers, after making a blood donation using the hashtag #FWMDBloodDrive. To schedule an appointment nationally, go to or locally ,

How to donate:

  1. Pledge your participation here:
  2. Schedule an appointment through the pledge link or at your local blood center. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, contact Carter BloodCare at 
  3. Donate blood.
  4. Post a picture or video on social media of your donation using #fwmdblooddrive
  5. Tell your family and friends to participate!

View the Virtual Blood Drive Poster 

View the School of Medicine COVID-19 Updates 


Learn more about the FWMD PPE Drive