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November 2, 2023
Commit 4 Compassion challenge to help save lives
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of South Texas Blood & Tissue and DreamWeek San Antonio 2024(DWSA2024), South Texas Blood & Tissue and DreamVoice, LLC; presenter of DreamWeek San Antonio are partnering to raise awareness about the critical need for blood donations. DreamWeek's mission is to celebrate our humanity by creating an environment for community curated civil and civic engagements and to embrace ideas and dreams for the common good.
October 12, 2023
Navy Veteran Richard Riojas continues legacy as tissue donor
On June 25, 2022, Richard Riojas passed away at 66 years old from kidney failure. A Navy veteran, father, husband, and hero, he will continue impacting lives even after passing. […]
October 2, 2023
Bloodmobile on its way to a new life in Mexico
With more than 312,036 miles and countless blood drives, it seemed like it was the end of the line for bloodmobile B-8.  But it’s not, as the 1993 Blue Bird […]

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For more than 45 years, the nonprofit South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has focused on a critical purpose: to save and improve lives.

Inspired by a group of physicians, our organization was formed to provide blood to the South Texas region – ensuring a safe and adequate blood supply through proper testing, storage and distribution to hospitals. This essential service allows front-line workers to focus on the direct care of patients, with confidence that this lifesaving resource will be there when it’s needed most.

But we didn’t stop there. Over the years, we’ve evolved as the needs of our patients and hospitals have changed, driven to save lives in as many ways as possible.

We couldn’t do this without donors like you. We understand that the gift of donation is a personal, powerful choice that has the potential to touch a life. Today, we offer many ways to make a difference that include:

Our team has also expanded its programs, partnering with leaders within the healthcare industry to develop a wide range of therapies.