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It takes donors like you to make a difference.

There’s more than one way you can save a life

It takes donors like you to make a difference.

There’s more than one way to give from the heart.

Blood & Platelets
Research
Cord Blood & Birth Tissue
Tissue
Charitable Donations
Blood & Platelets
Stem Cells/ Marrow
Cord Blood & Birth Tissue
Tissue
Charitable Donations
Current Date
Blood Levels
O-
1.00 days
O+
.75 days
A-
3.75 days
A+
5.00 days
B-
1.75 days
B+
4.25 days
AB-
6.25 days
AB+
15.25 days

O types, which are used in emergencies, are urgently needed. | Last updated June 5 at 11 a.m. 

Seventeen-year-old Noah was diagnosed with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. He needed blood donations during and after surgery, and may need more as he undergoes chemotherapy treatment.

Blood & platelets

Thousands of South Texans need blood every year. Donors like you make it possible for patients to fight traumatic injury and cancer.

Research

You can make a difference through research. Research contributes to new treatments, improves medical processes and advances healthcare. Join us in making a difference!

How to REgister

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Return your kit

Bella spent most of her life in the hospital fighting leukemia. While she is no longer with us, her story inspires us to support research that could unlock cures for others.

Stem Cells/Marrow

A stem cell or marrow transplant is often the best hope for patients with conditions like leukemia and lymphoma.

Join the Be The Match Registry today to keep hope alive.

How to REgister

Fill out registration form
Swab your cheeks
Return your kit

Patients like Amaya drive us to do more. Along with blood transfusions, she needs a matching donor from Be The Match to receive a stem cell transplant. You can help patients like Amaya by joining the registry.

Donation of the umbilical cord or other birth tissue is free and a painless process for both mother and child.

Cord Blood & birth Tissue

Is it possible to be born a hero? A newborn has the power to give hope to patients battling cancer, severe burns and more.

Tissue

Similar to organ donation, you can help heal patients with severe burns, heart failure, broken bones and more.

1
Tissue Donor
can help to restore health to more than
75
Patients

Krizia proudly signed up for the Donate Life Registry, getting a ‘Hero Heart’ on her drivers license. Nine months later she passed away and her gift helped save and heal many people.

Be a part of savinga life.
Support our
Foundation.

Charitable Donations

Your contribution to The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation funds programs, services and equipment that support the lifesaving mission of the BioBridge Global family of nonprofits.

Support our COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

June 7, 2023
Blood Levels
O-
1.00 days
O+
.75 days
A-
3.75 days
A+
5.00 days
B-
1.75 days
B+
4.25 days
AB-
6.25 days
AB+
15.25 days

If your blood type is at a 5-7 day supply click here for other ways to donate.

Latest News

Community
May 24, 2023
San Antonio area school superintendents donate blood in honor of Uvalde
Inspired by 10-year-old Uvalde survivor Mayah Zamora and the 1-year anniversary of the school shooting, superintendents and top administrators from San Antonio and surrounding areas gathered to donate blood at South Texas Blood & Tissue on Tuesday.
Community
May 18, 2023
Jewish American Heritage Month: Recognizing a pioneer in blood science
One of the pioneers of blood group science and blood transfusion was Ludwik Hirszfeld, a Polish physician, immunologist, and microbiologist born in 1884. Hirszfeld was Jewish and survived the Holocaust in Eastern Europe and even helped people through medicine in the Warsaw Ghetto. 
Community
May 15, 2023
One year after the mass shooting in Uvalde, South Texas Blood & Tissue recognizes importance of blood before tragedies
It was the blood on the shelves that went to help Uvalde shooting victims SAN ANTONIO – On the day of the Uvalde tragedy one year ago, South Texas Blood […]

Share Your Story

Was your life saved by the generous gift of blood, tissue or cord blood? Or are you a donor who’d like to share why you chose to save a life?

Donor Family Support

Our Grief Support and Life Legacies program promotes healing, comfort and support for loved ones, and includes workshops, events and resources.

About Us

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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.