South Texas Blood & Tissue Center News

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Recent News Articles

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.”

January 5, 2012

SAN ANTONIO – The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is proud to announce Barbara Brinkmann is the lucky donor to drive away in a brand new 2012 Toyota Tundra.  Barbara was one of the 147,000 plus donors STBTC saw throughout 2011. Each time someone rolled up their sleeve to give blood, he or she was automatically entered to win the huge incentive; increasing his/her chances to win with each donation.

“I’ve been donating since I was 16 years old. It is my way to give back to the community. I knew I was entered to win the truck, but that was not my only motivation. I like knowing my donations can help cancer patients and people in the community” said Brinkmann.