South Texas Blood & Tissue Center News

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, offers a variety of ways for you to stay connected with us. You can read our latest press releases or Annual Reports. Visit the Events Page to find out what’s coming up. You can watch a video clip from a newscast, view past events in the Photo Gallery or read industry news. For the social media enthusiast, the BioBridge family is known as “Connect for Life,” and can be found on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Also visit the our official blog here.

Media is welcome to contact the Corporate Communications Department for more information. We offer:

  • 
Interviews with experts in their respective medical fields
  • Interviews with Life Links - community members touched by the services of BioBridge Global and its subsidiaries.
  • Informative tours of the facility
Please contact:
Corporate Communications
Phone: (210) 731-5519
Mobile: (210) 296-9026
Email: crd@biobridgeglobal.org

 

Recent News Articles

Community comes together in honor of toddler who fought blood disorder
April 13, 2018

GenCure and South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), both subsidiaries of BioBridge Global, will host a marrow registry event and a blood drive Friday, April 13 – Sunday April 15 at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Donor Pavilion to replenish blood that helped Jason Luke battle his blood disorder for 10 months.

The toddler was diagnosed with severe congenital neutropenia a white blood cell disorder in June of 2016. The selflessness of blood and platelet donors helped the two-year-old fight during his battle.

Jason underwent six surgeries, was rushed to the emergency room three times, needed hundreds of blood transfusions and received a marrow transplant.

South Texas being asked to help Northeast states Pummeled by Winter Storm Quinn
March 9, 2018
o-negative-o-positive-blood

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, has faced a multitude of challenges in the first quarter of 2018, including a severe flu season that resulted in many donors having to cancel appointments.  

And now, the severe snowstorms bringing the Northeastern U.S. to a halt presents another challenge:  the need to help provide blood for patients in states where local blood centers are unable to collect donations due to extreme weather conditions.

As a result, STBTC is asking the community to step up and donate blood, both for local patients and for those in other states that are in need of our help due to Winter Storm Quinn.

Blood donors continue to help child fight for his life
February 14, 2018
dev-blood-drive

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, will be hosting a blood drive in honor of a young San Antonio patient diagnosed with childhood leukemia.  Family and friends of seven-year-old Dev, who has used over 330 blood products since being diagnosed in July, 2017, will host a two-day blood drive in Dev’s honor.  

For the past several months, and fighting for his life, Dev has been in and out of the hospital as he receives treatment for his illness including chemotherapy and blood transfusions.

To make things more challenging, Dev is, unfortunately, O negative. O negative patients can only receive blood from an O negative donor -  who make up only seven percent of the population. 

Restaurant continues to support blood donors
February 9, 2018
bill-miller-blood-donation-incentive

Blood donors are used to receiving a T-shirt when they donate, but now the T-shirt will serve another purpose. Blood donors will become a walking coupon when they dine-in at any Bill Miller restaurant wearing the BOGO T-shirt.

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, has partnered with Bill Miller to thank blood donors again, as all presenting donors in February and March will receive a T-shirt that entitles them to a free slice of pie with the purchase of a combo meal.

‘Brothers in Arms’ program brings battlefield advances to civilian trauma care; Future expansion of initiative could help save more lives in mass-casualty situations
January 26, 2018
brothers-in-arms-news-release

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, today launched a program to aid accident and trauma patients served by area air medical services and hospital helicopters. The program, “Brothers in Arms,” will enable air medical crews to administer special pre-hospital transfusions of whole blood, proven to counter blood loss and dramatically improve survival rates when tested in battlefield situations.

San Antonio is one of the first cities to implement the system, which is based on a battlefield transfusion program developed by the U.S. military and later adapted at the Mayo Clinic trauma center. The 75th Ranger Regiment “O Low-Titer Whole Blood Program” was the recipient of the Army’s Greatest Innovation Award in 2017

Pages