Save Your City! Give Blood.
We're calling on our South Texas community to give blood and help prevent a secondary public health emergency.
With the support of the Helotes community, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center will be hosting an appointment-only community blood drive at Pedrotti's Ranch on Wednesday, July 29.
All appointments are booked for this drive. Please schedule an appointment at another community drive here.
This summer, all blood donation will undergo FREE COVID-19 antibody test. Results will be available online within a week after your donation. Learn more at SouthTexasBlood.org/Testing
Save time by filling out your pre-donation health questionnaire electronically before donating the same day of your donation. Click here.
ALL PRESENTING DONORS RECEIVE:
- Entry into a drawing for a prepaid, 2-year lease on a new 2020 red Ford Mustang, courtesy of Jordan Ford! Learn more at SouthTexasBlood.org/Mustang
- Earn points & choose from hundreds of gift cards or STBTC merch! Learn more at SouthTexasBlood.org/Rewards
How STBTC is keeping donors safe
Below you will also find the safety protocols we've implemented at every blood drive and donor room. For more information about the coronavirus, visit: SouthTexasBlood.org/Coronavirus
Temperature check prior to check-in.
All staff and donors are required to wear masks, any donor without a mask will be offered one at check-in.
Additional hand sanitation stations at check-in and throughout the donation process.
Staff members change gloves and sanitize surfaces in the screening area between donors.
Potential donors are asked questions concerning recent travel as well as given a mini-physical.
Individuals who meet travel, evaluation or potential exposure criteria identified by the CDC over the course of the past 28 days are advised not to donate. This is being done as a cautionary measure since respiratory viruses are not known to be transmitted by blood donation or transfusion.
Donor beds are sanitized after each donation.
Each donation collection kit is new, single-use and unopened until the time of use.
STBTC staff have been instructed to remain home if they are ill, until 24 hours after a fever has resolved.
All our drives and donor rooms have information sheets about steps to take to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
STBTC staff have been instructed to avoid travel to locations where there are known outbreaks of COVID-19, and to self-quarantine, if they have visited a country the CDC has identified a site of a significant outbreak.