South Texas Blood & Tissue Center News

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Recent News Articles

Venue allows for proper social distancing; donors required to make appointments to manage flow and avoid crowding
March 23, 2020

stbtc_shrine_smThe South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), Alzafar Shriners, and South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital are hosting a community blood drive in an effort to build a 15-20 day blood supply amid coronavirus concerns.

The drive will be at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, in north San Antonio near the intersection of Loop 1604 and Highway 281, from Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

The San Antonio Shrine Auditorium allows for the recommended social distancing between donor beds and in waiting areas.

Venue allows for proper social distancing; donors required to make appointments to manage flow and avoid crowding
March 21, 2020

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), Alzafar Shriners, and South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital are hosting a community blood drive in an effort to build a 15-20 day blood supply amid coronavirus concerns.

The drive will be at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, in north San Antonio near the intersection of Loop 1604 and Highway 281, from Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

The San Antonio Shrine Auditorium allows for the recommended social distancing between donor beds and in waiting areas.

Venue allows for proper social distancing; all donors will be required to make appointments to manage flow and avoid crowding
March 16, 2020
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has teamed up with the City of San Antonio to hold a special community blood drive at the Alamodome this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The Alamodome was selected because it allows for the recommended social distancing between donor beds and in waiting areas.

Mayor urges community to give blood to prevent secondary public health emergency
March 14, 2020

stbtc_mayor_press_conferenceThe community blood supply is at risk of collapse as drives are cancelled and donations decline because of concerns about coronavirus, said officials from the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global.

They joined Mayor Ron Nirenberg and local hospital physicians to urge blood donation as a safe action people can take at a time when many feel powerless. An increase is critical to prevent a secondary public health crisis caused by a depleted blood supply.  

March 10, 2020

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, has taken additional steps to protect blood donors and to maintain an adequate blood supply in preparation for the possible further spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States.

STBTC is asking all donors to disclose any travel to countries where COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, has been widespread. Maps based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been posted in donor rooms, on bloodmobiles and at community and business-based blood drives.

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