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.

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Recent News Articles

City hosts blood and marrow registry drive in honor of mother who recently lost battle with leukemia
May 10, 2019
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The City of Sandy Oaks is hosting a blood and marrow registry drive with GenCure and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center (STBTC), subsidiaries of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global.

Community blood center thanks donors ahead of summer blood shortages
May 1, 2019
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Donors who give blood or platelets in the month of May will receive H-E-B gift cards from the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, as a thank-you gift for helping the center prepare for blood shortages in summer, when high schools are out for break and donations decrease by 20 percent.

Donors who give blood in May will receive a $10 H-E-B gift card. Because of critical shortages of type-O blood and platelets, these donors will receive a $20 H-E-B gift card.

The reason donors who give platelets and type-O blood are so vital is O blood is most often used by hospitals for emergency surgeries. Platelets only have a shelf life of five days and are used to help treat cancer patients as well as aid trauma patients to stop bleeding. 

For the past 21 years, local nurse gives blood, platelets, stem cells, in effort to help save lives in South Texas
April 9, 2019

As the country celebrates National Volunteer Week on April 7-13, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is honoring its volunteers for their blood and stem cell donations, including one of its own nurses. Dot Ward has dedicated the last 21 years to saving lives, not just through her work, but also through her generosity as a blood, platelet and stem cell donor.

To date, Ward has visited STBTC as a donor 51 times and has donated 6.3 gallons of blood and platelets. In 2004, she also gave a lifesaving stem cell donation for a leukemia patient in need of a transplant.

Ward looks back on her history of donation and volunteerism with humility.

Mother of three continues to need blood transfusions
April 8, 2019
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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, will thank blood donors throughout April with $10 Subway gift cards. The community blood center hopes to increase lifesaving blood and platelet donations to help local trauma, surgery and cancer patients like 25-year-old Taylor Castro.

Taylor was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive blood cancer, after going to the doctor for an ear infection in October 2018. The diagnosis came just six months after giving birth to her youngest child. Since then, Taylor’s received several rounds of chemotherapy and relies on regular blood and platelet transfusions. She is also searching for a marrow or stem cell match, her only hope for a cure for her leukemia.

February 19, 2019

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is a community blood provider with a primary focus – now and always – of providing blood for the approximately 100 hospitals and clinics in our service area.

While we provide blood to hospitals and clinics, we are not prescribers. Instead, licensed physicians working within the hospitals and clinics we serve are responsible for prescribing transfusions of various types of blood components – or any type of therapy or medication – to meet the needs of their individual patients.

Blood centers have provided specialized blood components for use by licensed physicians for many years; for example, providing specific types of blood from certain donors for premature babies.

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