South Texas Blood & Tissue Center News

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Recent News Articles

Las Palapas and STBTC thank donors for saving lives
October 3, 2018
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The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global, in collaboration with Las Palapas Restaurants, will provide San Antonio donors with a coupon and FREEquent buyer card for three free Las Palapas breakfast tacos for every blood and platelet donation in October.

The center is still recovering from a summer that saw a 20 percent drop in collections and hopes the new donor recognition gift will encourage people to schedule a donation.

“We know our donors don’t give blood because they get food or a t-shirt, but we hope they recognize that we truly appreciate their time and effort to help patients in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul, STBTC associate medical director. “We’ve had some great local partners in the past, and we hope our donors enjoy this small token of our appreciation.”

September 21, 2018
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The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global (BBG), will be thanking blood and platelet donors with commemorative T-shirts through Sept. 30  The Center had a 20 percent reduction in collections during the summer months because schools were not in session and frequent donors were on vacation.

Last year, events including Hurricane Harvey and the tragedy of Southerland Springs affected the community blood supply, South Texas donors rallied to help area patients and hospitals who needed blood transfusions.

“Our volunteer donors have always answered the call to help, and last year was no different. Today is no different,” said Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul, STBTC associate medical director. “We wanted a donor thank-you gift that would recognize and thank our donors for their resiliency and commitment to always helping patients and neighbors in need.”

September 5, 2018
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Legally, The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation began on Aug. 19, 2002 when a charter was filed with the state of Texas.

But the origins date to Valentine’s Day, 1993, when a small group of local dignitaries and officials of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center broke ground on a new facility for the center on Interstate 10. The date was noteworthy because the double hearts had been the organization’s logo for more than 20 years, including its time in the 1920s-era YWCA building in downtown San Antonio.

Blood supply critically low
August 28, 2018

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, is asking all type O blood donors to make a donation now. Donations are not keeping up with patient needs, and recent traumas and traffic accidents have dramatically reduced the community blood supply. While O-negative is known as the universal blood type, those collections are especially challenging because O-negative donors make up only seven percent of the population.

To accommodate blood donors, on Wednesday, all six San Antonio and New Braunfels donor rooms are opening early at 8:30 a.m.

As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, when many travelers are on the road and accidents increase, the need for an adequate blood supply is critical. And the shortage isn’t just in South Texas – blood centers across the country are in short supply of type O.

August 14, 2018
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The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is joining with H-E-B in a pilot program to promote health and replenish iron levels for teenage blood donors in South Texas.

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