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

January 18, 2019
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January is National Blood Donor Month, and to ensure a stable blood supply in the community, blood donors are needed.

Here are five reasons why you should volunteer one to two hours of your time so that lifesaving blood is readily available for patients and hospitals in South Texas.

1. Blood levels dangerously low to start 2019

Blood donations decline over the holiday break and, this year, a number of groups have canceled January drives that would have helped replenish blood supplies.

2. Patient and hospital needs increase in January

Blood levels dangerously low to start 2019 – Donors will receive H-E-B gift cards
January 2, 2019
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The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global (BBG), is issuing an appeal for the public to donate blood and for organizations to schedule blood drives to help meet the needs of area patients, which are increasing as the year begins.   

The first weeks in January typically have the highest volume of blood use of the year as medical procedures that were put on hold over the holidays are scheduled. The increase in demand is especially challenging because blood donations decline over the holidays and, this year, a number of groups have cancelled January drives that would have helped replenish blood supplies.

Blood donors get to see the Holiday blockbusters for free
December 27, 2018
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To thank blood and platelet donors this holiday season the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global (BBG) will give all donors two movie tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse. Blood and platelet donations decline dramatically during the holiday season as high school and college students, as well as frequent donors, are on vacation.

Donations during the holidays greatly help in emergencies and ongoing use for cancer patients, new mothers and premature babies to name a few. Cancer patients need platelets to recover from treatment, while trauma victims and surgery patients need platelets to stop their bleeding.

Blood donations especially needed during the holidays
December 6, 2018
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WHAT:   To thank South Texas Blood & Tissue Center donors in December, special donor appreciation items are planned.

WHEN:   Entire month of December

WHERE: All STBTC donor rooms and mobile drives:

San Antonio – Red holiday socks

Victoria – Red holiday socks

Laredo – Red holiday socks and Wayback Burgers coupon for a free hot dog

More to come later this month. Visit SouthTexasBlood.org for the latest blood donor appreciation gifts.

HOW:     Those able to donate blood or platelets are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling 210-731-5590 or visiting SouthTexasBlood.org

November 7, 2018

Throughout November, blood donors in San Antonio area will receive a gift card from one from the following sponsors Topgolf or Rudy’s Bar-B-Q as a thank you from The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global, for helping the community. The Center is preparing for the upcoming holidays when the need for blood donations is great, but blood and platelet donations when frequent donors go on vacation.

In appreciation of those who donate in November, STBTC will be giving away coupons:

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