Give the Gift of Camp Discovery

Donate Blood. Send a child fighting cancer to camp.

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) has partnered with Camp Discovery to help children with cancer experience something they might never have expected – summer camp.

From Thursday, July 12 - Saturday, July 21, for every blood and platelet donation made at a South Texas Blood & Tissue Center donor room or mobile drive, a pledge will be made towards the $1,500 cost to send a child to Camp Discovery, up to a total of 10 campers.

“Camp is an escape from reality. It doesn’t matter if you lost an arm or leg or if you’re bald. You’re treated as a normal kid and no one cares,” - Claire, age 13, a cancer survivor who has attended the camp four times.

About Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery provides children with cancer the opportunity to enjoy a normal summer activity, surrounded by children who also face similar health challenges. Every blood donation gets a child closer to going and enjoying some great activities this summer including horseback riding, archery, canoeing, swimming and many other camp activities.

To learn more about Camp Discovery, visit

Where to give:

We also have donor rooms conveniently located throughout San Antonio, New Braunfels and Victoria. Click below to book an appointment at a location near you.

Donor Pavilion | 6211 IH 10 West at First Park Ten, San Antonio, TX 78201
Shavano Donor Room | 4079 N. Loop 1604 West Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78257
Westover Hills Donor Room | 10555 Culebra Suite 107, San Antonio, TX 78251
Northeast Donor Room | 8500 Village Dr. Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78217
Southeast Donor Room | 3158 SE Military Dr. Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78223
New Braunfels Donor Room | 651 N IH 35 Suite 830, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Victoria Donor Room | 1109 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria, TX 77901 

Anyone who is 16 years old weighing 120 pounds (with parental consent form), or at least 17 years old weighing 110 pounds and in good general health can donate blood. Donors must present photo ID, last four digits of their Social Security number and their birth date.