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November 23, 2011
Thousands of patients are waiting for a potential marrow match that can save their life. They depend on people just like you. Signing up for the Be The Match registry is easy and takes less than ten minutes. Anyone who is 18 to 60 years of age willing to donate to any patient in need and is in good general health can register. But just because you registered does not mean you will be matched. You have a chance of 1 in 600,000 of becoming a match for a patient. If you do become a donor the most common form of donation today is Peripheral Blood Stem Cell. This is a non-surgical, out-patient procedure similar to an apheresis donation. You will receive a daily injection for five days that will increase blood-forming cells in the bloodstream.  On the fifth day, the donor’s blood is removed through a needle on one arm and passed through a machine that separates out the blood-forming stem cells. The remaining blood is returned to the donor through the other arm.
August 31, 2011
Mary Montellano

Mary Montellano

July 1, 2011
Brianna saved A.J.'s life through cord blood donation
A.J. Salazar could be the poster child for cord blood donation. He’s a handsome teenager with a good arm and quite a story.
May 31, 2011
We are just around the corner from celebrating World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). Donors, recipients, family, friends and the community at large are all invited to help celebrate and form the world's largest human blood drop to commemorate this special day!  Last year’s San Antonio’s WBDD event drew over 400 community members and this year hopes are to have bigger participation. All participants will receive a red T-shirt to help create the appearance of a gigantic, lifesaving blood drop.
May 2, 2011
I think it’s safe to say mothers are extraordinary women for a world of different reasons. But with Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d highlight a few mothers who have gone above and beyond, not only for their families, but for the community. Where would we be without mothers?

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