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:

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Phone: (210) 731-5519
Mobile: (210) 296-9026


Recent News Articles

April 25, 2016

Community and health care leaders appealed to South Texans to donate blood for multiple reasons on April 25.

Elizabeth Waltman, chief operating officer of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, joined Mayor Ivy Taylor, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and officials from San Antonio Metro Health Department, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Air Force on the steps of City Hall.

Stay up to date with the Zika Update, a daily digest of news coverage from around the world
March 15, 2016

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) wants its donors, supporters and the community at large to be informed about the Zika virus.

With that in mind, the center – which serves 43 counties across South Texas – is offering some tips for the upcoming Spring Break holiday, as well as the latest in media and regulatory reports about the virus.

Spring Break

Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that donors wait 28 days after returning from areas where the Zika virus is actively transmitted to donate blood, STBTC is asking for donations before vacations to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and/or most of South America.

February 24, 2016

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has implemented guidelines established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about blood donations and the Zika virus.

STBTC is asking anyone who has traveled to Mexico, the Caribbean or South or Central America to wait for 28 days after their return before donating blood. Anyone who has been diagnosed with the virus or shown symptoms of the virus is asked to not donate until 28 days after the end of symptoms. Donors also should postpone blood donation for 28 days after the last sexual contact with a man who has been diagnosed with Zika or who has traveled to or lived in a Zika-affected area in the three months before that sexual contact.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center enacts guidelines to maintain blood supply safety
February 3, 2016


The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) announced it will be following recommended Zika virus guidelines for blood donations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the AABB, a blood bank association, issued the guidelines to its members.

The recommendations include:

January 29, 2016

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is closely monitoring the situation involving the Zika virus. The FDA has announced that it is currently working on temporary deferral guidelines for people who have traveled to regions affected by the virus. We will put those guidelines in place as soon as we receive them from the FDA. 

Donors must be well on the day of donation and should report any illness in the days after a donation to STBC so their donation can be quarantined if there is a possibility they had an infection with no symptoms on the day they gave.