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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Corporate Communications
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Recent News Articles

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center joins with Valero to encourage blood donors during the annual summertime drop in donations
June 7, 2019
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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) and Valero have teamed up in June to prevent critical blood shortages in South Texas similar to those occurring across the United States.

Blood shortages, which typically worsen during the summer, have become a common problem in many regions of the country. Although it’s only the first week in June, there already are reports of blood rationing in some areas and the combination of summer heat and thuderstorms will only make shortages worse.

To encourage donations, all donors in June will receive a $10 Valero fuel card and a $5 Sonic gift card. To help boost critical supplies, type O and platelet donors will receive a $20 Valero card and the $5 Sonic card.

June 4, 2019

Two businesses from San Antonio received awards for outstanding work in the community at the recent South Central Association of Blood Banks meeting in San Antonio.

BioBridge Global and South Texas Blood & Tissue Center took part in four sessions, and STBTC and QualTex Laboratories served as event sponsors.

The SCABB convention gathers vendors and colleagues in the blood industry to engage and learn from one another in order to ensure a safe blood supply for patients in need. Thirty-four exhibitors were at the meeting.

The event took place from May 30-June 1 at the Grand Hyatt.

City hosts blood and marrow registry drive in honor of mother who recently lost battle with leukemia
May 10, 2019
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The City of Sandy Oaks is hosting a blood and marrow registry drive with GenCure and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center (STBTC), subsidiaries of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global.

Community blood center thanks donors ahead of summer blood shortages
May 1, 2019
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Donors who give blood or platelets in the month of May will receive H-E-B gift cards from the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, as a thank-you gift for helping the center prepare for blood shortages in summer, when high schools are out for break and donations decrease by 20 percent.

Donors who give blood in May will receive a $10 H-E-B gift card. Because of critical shortages of type-O blood and platelets, these donors will receive a $20 H-E-B gift card.

The reason donors who give platelets and type-O blood are so vital is O blood is most often used by hospitals for emergency surgeries. Platelets only have a shelf life of five days and are used to help treat cancer patients as well as aid trauma patients to stop bleeding. 

For the past 21 years, local nurse gives blood, platelets, stem cells, in effort to help save lives in South Texas
April 9, 2019

As the country celebrates National Volunteer Week on April 7-13, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is honoring its volunteers for their blood and stem cell donations, including one of its own nurses. Dot Ward has dedicated the last 21 years to saving lives, not just through her work, but also through her generosity as a blood, platelet and stem cell donor.

To date, Ward has visited STBTC as a donor 51 times and has donated 6.3 gallons of blood and platelets. In 2004, she also gave a lifesaving stem cell donation for a leukemia patient in need of a transplant.

Ward looks back on her history of donation and volunteerism with humility.

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