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

Mother of three continues to need blood transfusions
April 8, 2019
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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, will thank blood donors throughout April with $10 Subway gift cards. The community blood center hopes to increase lifesaving blood and platelet donations to help local trauma, surgery and cancer patients like 25-year-old Taylor Castro.

Taylor was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive blood cancer, after going to the doctor for an ear infection in October 2018. The diagnosis came just six months after giving birth to her youngest child. Since then, Taylor’s received several rounds of chemotherapy and relies on regular blood and platelet transfusions. She is also searching for a marrow or stem cell match, her only hope for a cure for her leukemia.

February 19, 2019

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is a community blood provider with a primary focus – now and always – of providing blood for the approximately 100 hospitals and clinics in our service area.

While we provide blood to hospitals and clinics, we are not prescribers. Instead, licensed physicians working within the hospitals and clinics we serve are responsible for prescribing transfusions of various types of blood components – or any type of therapy or medication – to meet the needs of their individual patients.

Blood centers have provided specialized blood components for use by licensed physicians for many years; for example, providing specific types of blood from certain donors for premature babies.

Support for Medical Research

February 18, 2019

The Brothers in Arms program is saving up to 100-200 patients a year with emergency whole blood transfusions at trauma sites, said one of the leaders of the program to The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation’s board of directors.

C.J. Winckler, M.D., Deputy Medical Director of the San Antonio Fire Department, spoke to the group at its quarterly board meeting on Feb. 11.

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.

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