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November 30, 2020
Blood centers across nation report critical shortages
Independent blood centers from coast to coast are facing critical shortages, according to information compiled by their trade association. Of the 59 organizations in America’s Blood Centers, which includes the […]
November 23, 2020
Beat the flu and help patients, too: Get a flu shot
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center encourages South Texans now more than ever to get a flu shot this year. A flu vaccine makes a big difference in protecting […]
November 13, 2020
Healing During the holidays
Holidays are supposed to make us think of words like “thankful,” “merry” and “happy.” But for some of us, the holidays are a painful reminder of a loved one’s absence—a hole in […]

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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. We’ve recently developed programs to collect and distribute COVID-19 convalescent plasma, as well as improve trauma care.