South Texas Community Drives

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Give Blood. Save Texans.

We’re calling on our South Texas community to give blood and help prevent a secondary public health emergency.

With the support of the communities we serve, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center will be hosting several appointment-only community blood drives in South Texas throughout September.

Now until Oct. 31, all blood donation will undergo COVID-19 antibody test. Results will be available online within a week after your donation. Learn more at  SouthTexasBlood.org/Testing

Find a Blood Drive Below

Save time by filling out your pre-donation health questionnaire electronically before donating the same day of your donation. Click here.

Don't see a blood drive near you?

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To schedule an appointment at a donor room, click here

San Antonio

Mayor Ron Nirenberg has designated blood donation as an essential city function and donors are exempt from the “Stay Home, Work Safe Order” announced by San Antonio and Bexar County. 

Embassy Suites By Hilton San Antonio Landmark (map of location here)
Thursday, September 17 | Schedule Here

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Morgan's Wonderland (map of location here)
Wednesday, September 30 | Schedule Here

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Shrine Auditorium (map of location here)
Friday, October 2 | Schedule Here
Saturday, October 3 | Schedule Here

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Santikos Entertainment Mayan Palace  (map of location here)
Monday, October 5 | Schedule Here
Tuesday, October 6 | Schedule Here

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Dub Farris Athletic Complex (map of location here)
Wednesday, October 7 | Schedule Here
Thursday, October 8 | Schedule Here

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Cibolo

Santikos Entertainment: Cibolo (map of location here)
Monday, September 21 | Schedule Here
Tuesday, September 22 | Schedule Here

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How STBTC is keeping donors safe

Below you will also find the safety protocols we've implemented at every blood drive and donor room. For more information about the coronavirus, visit: SouthTexasBlood.org/Coronavirus

  • Temperature check prior to check-in.

  • All staff and donors are required to wear masks, any donor without a mask will be offered one at check-in.

  • Additional hand sanitation stations at check-in and throughout the donation process.

  • Staff members change gloves and sanitize surfaces in the screening area between donors.

  • Potential donors are asked questions concerning recent travel as well as given a mini-physical.

  • Individuals who meet travel, evaluation or potential exposure criteria identified by the CDC over the course of the past 28 days are advised not to donate. This is being done as a cautionary measure since respiratory viruses are not known to be transmitted by blood donation or transfusion.

  • Donor beds are sanitized after each donation.

  • Each donation collection kit is new, single-use and unopened until the time of use.

  • STBTC staff have been instructed to remain home if they are ill, until 24 hours after a fever has resolved.

  • All our drives and donor rooms have information sheets about steps to take to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

  • STBTC staff have been instructed to avoid travel to locations where there are known outbreaks of COVID-19, and to self-quarantine, if they have visited a country the CDC has identified a site of a significant outbreak.