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

Blood donors encouraged to come support Tank and other patients in need
May 17, 2018
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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, will partner with the friends of Chris “Tank” Dykman to host a blood drive in his honor.  Dykman, a member of a local motorcycle club, was in an accident in early April.  The accident left him in critical condition with nine broken ribs, a punctured lung, kidney and spleen along with heart damage.

The Chris “Tank “Dykman” in honor drive will be Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20 at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Donor Pavilion,  located at 6211 IH 10 West.

Friends describe Chris as a generous person who is ready to help anyone in a seconds notice.  To help repay his generosity and to further help the community, they are inviting the public to join them in an honor blood drive for Chris.

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
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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
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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
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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.

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