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

Research Study Can Help Impact the Blood Supply
September 27, 2013
SAN ANTONIO – BioBridge Global has established an investigational study agreement with ExThera Medical to serve as a testing site for a new Seraph® Microbind® technology. The new filter device will be tested for its ability to remove bacteria and viruses from human banked blood and blood products using ExThera’s broad-spectrum biomimetic sorption hemoperfusion technology.
BioBridge Global (BBG) is a nonprofit company that oversees and supports the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, QualTex Laboratories, GenCure, and The Blood and Tissue Center Foundation. BioBridge Global’s mission is to bridge critical medical needs with innovative solutions. BBG and its affiliates have established research relationships with Scripps Research Institute, StemBioSys, Inc., University of Texas Health Science Center, Saneron CCEL Therapeutics, Inc. and Dendreon.
June 27, 2013
The organization’s board created the holding company in 2012 to oversee and support its main business units, which include STBTC, QualTex Laboratories and GenCure, as well as the Blood and Tissue Center Foundation.
and Affiliates Announces Two New Members of Leadership Team
May 14, 2013

SAN ANTONIO – The holding company of South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) and affiliates has named two new vice presidents as members of the leadership team for the organization. Chief Executive Officer Linda Myers made the announcement today.

In 2012, the STBTC’s Board created a holding company to oversee its operating units, which include STBTC, QualTex Laboratories and the organization’s newest affiliate, GenCure. While the holding company has yet to be named, the Board’s intent is that it will serve as a means to grow the enterprise, reflecting its capabilities in blood, tissue, bone marrow, cord blood, regenerative medicine, research and biologic testing.

April 24, 2013

GEORGETOWN, Texas—On April 17, 2013, St. David’s Georgetown Hospital joined the Texas Cord Blood Bank’s (TCBB) cord blood collection program, making it the first certified cord blood collection site in Williamson County. 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.

“St. David’s Georgetown Hospital is pleased to offer this life-saving resource at no cost to our patients,” Hugh Brown, chief executive officer of St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, said. “With this initiative, we have the potential to help save the lives of patients in the Georgetown community and beyond.”

Donor family to participate in national photo competition.
April 15, 2013

SAN ANTONIO – From an early age, Matthew Whatley had a thorough understanding of what it meant to give. As an Eagle Scout, lifeguard, first responder and blood donor, Whatley was a tremendous giver. At his untimely death at age 21, his family made the decision to donate his organs and tissues.

“Matthew believed in being a donor,” said John Whatley, Matthew’s father. “We knew what he wanted – to give again, one last time, for the benefit of the community.”

The night Whatley died in 2010, he was hit and killed by an 18 wheeler. Knowing his giving nature, the Whatley’s immediately agreed to donate his tissues. Whatley was able to donate more than 25 tissue grafts to help other people and continues to live through each recipient.

“Whether it was his time, talent or involvement within the community, Matthew selflessly shared, guarded and rescued the souls of others,” said John Whatley. “He continues his legacy even though he’s no longer with us.”