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

May 9, 2012

SAN ANTONIO – Facebook’s efforts combined with local efforts from the organ and tissue donation community could impact local patients. While there are more than 12,000 people in Texas waiting for an organ transplant, thousands more are in need of tissue donations. Kia Bailey is a local patient who benefited from a tissue donation.

Throughout her life, Bailey suffered from scoliosis. Numerous surgeries including implanting a rod and screws to correct her spine left her with unrelenting pain, nerve damage and a deteriorating spinal column. As a mother, Bailey wondered how she would care for her two children. Thanks to a generous tissue donor and a persistent doctor, Bailey’s prospects improved. Since her last surgery, Bailey is able to walk upright without a cane or brace, and she’s able to do simple tasks like drive her kids to school.

Tissue Donor Family to Share Story with Community
April 26, 2012

SAN ANTONIO – In the United States, only 30 percent of the population know the proper steps to become a tissue donor. St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital has been instrumental in helping the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) educate families about the gift of tissue donation, changing the lives of people waiting for these precious gifts. STBTC will be honoring the hospital for its efforts in enhancing life through tissue donation.

St. Luke’s Recognition Ceremony
Monday, April 30, 2012
11am – Noon
At St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital – in the Atrium (1
st Floor)
7930 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX, 78229

April 24, 2012

SAN ANTONIO – A little more than a year after receiving a transplant that saved her life, Shannon Dean Turci will meet Zach Moore- the gentleman who donated peripheral blood stem cells that gave her a second chance. Shannon and Zach will meet in person for the first time Tuesday, April 24th at 7:30pm during Be The Match Central Regional Meeting at Hotel Contessa located at 306 West Market Street.

 A little more than a year after receiving a transplant that saved her life, Shannon Dean Turci will meet Zach Moore- the gentleman who donated peripheral blood stem cells that gave her a second chance. Shannon and Zach will meet in person for the first time Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30pm during Be The Match Central Regional Meeting at Hotel Contessa located at 306 West Market Street.

Cord blood units also studied for use in diabetes research
February 27, 2012

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Cord Blood Bank today announced it has reached the milestone of banking more than 10,000 units of life-saving umbilical cord blood for the statewide repository.

The Texas Cord Blood Bank has been able to provide more than 1,000 cord blood units for transplant and research. One example is the use of cord blood by renowned pediatric hematologist-oncologist Dr. Joel Weinthal director of the Stem Cell Transplant and medical director of the Apheresis Program at Medical City Hospital in Dallas.

February 14, 2012

AUSTIN —On Feb. 14, 2012, St. David’s Medical Center became the first hospital in Austin to join the Texas Cord Blood Bank’s (TCBB) cord blood collection program. The TCBB, a division of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), is a nonprofit program established by the Texas legislature in 2001 to collect umbilical cord blood, which can benefit patients, usually children, suffering from a number of potentially fatal diseases. 

“We are pleased that St. David’s Medical Center is the first in Austin to collect this life-saving resource at no cost to our patients,” according to Don Wilkerson. “By collecting cord blood donations, we have the potential to help save lives, not only in our immediate area, but also across the globe.”

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