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

July 12, 2018
Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board

BioBridge Global today announced the formation of a new Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board, composed of industry leaders with a wide range of scientific, product development and business experience, to support the organization’s continued growth in regenerative medicine.  

BioBridge Global provides a wide range of blood, tissue and cellular source materials, products and services through its three operating entities: GenCure, QualTex Laboratories and the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. These include blood and tissue collection, processing and distribution, biological testing, process engineering and biomanufacturing.

The initial members of the BioBridge Global Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board are:

July 3, 2018

By Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngavmmtikul

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Cen­ter, working in conjunction with regional medical helicopter providers and the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council, has launched a new program for emergency transfusions called "Brothers in Arms."

The program, which has the potential to dramatically change trauma care in this country, began earlier this year. It provides specially tested whole blood for transfu­sion use in 18 medical helicopters, as research has shown whole-blood transfusions are better than pRBC or com­ponent therapy at countering blood loss, dramatically improving survival rates.

Whataburger helps South Texas Blood & Tissue avoid summer blood shortages
May 30, 2018

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global, has teamed up with Whataburger to thank donors for the second year in a row.

Starting Sunday and through the remainder of June and July, Whataburger is thanking blood donors for their lifesaving donation with a coupon for a free Whataburger with the purchase of a medium fry and medium drink. As an added thank-you for helping patients in need, blood donors will be entered to win one of four grand prizes of Whataburger for a Year.

Blood donors encouraged to come support Tank and other patients in need
May 17, 2018

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, will partner with the friends of Chris “Tank” Dykman to host a blood drive in his honor.  Dykman, a member of a local motorcycle club, was in an accident in early April.  The accident left him in critical condition with nine broken ribs, a punctured lung, kidney and spleen along with heart damage.

The Chris “Tank “Dykman” in honor drive will be Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20 at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Donor Pavilion,  located at 6211 IH 10 West.

Friends describe Chris as a generous person who is ready to help anyone in a seconds notice.  To help repay his generosity and to further help the community, they are inviting the public to join them in an honor blood drive for Chris.

Community comes together in honor of toddler who fought blood disorder
April 13, 2018

GenCure and South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), both subsidiaries of BioBridge Global, will host a marrow registry event and a blood drive Friday, April 13 – Sunday April 15 at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Donor Pavilion to replenish blood that helped Jason Luke battle his blood disorder for 10 months.

The toddler was diagnosed with severe congenital neutropenia, a white blood cell disorder in June of 2016. The selflessness of blood and platelet donors helped the two-year-old fight during his battle.

Jason underwent six surgeries, was rushed to the emergency room three times, needed hundreds of blood transfusions and received a marrow transplant.