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.

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