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May 24, 2024
Blood Levels
O-
1.00 days
O+
1.00 days
A-
1.75 days
A+
2.00 days
B-
2.75 days
B+
6.50 days
AB-
5.75 days
AB+
29.00 days
O types, which are used in emergencies, are urgently needed. | Last updated May 24. at 11 a.m. 

Amy was diagnosed with leukemia in 2021 and soon after began chemotherapy where she began to need blood transfusions. Five years later, she is now cancer-free!

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

Fill out registration form
Swab your cheeks
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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.
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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.

Latest News

Community
May 8, 2024
City Council launches District Challenge to save lives in SATX
Members of the San Antonio City Council are launching their annual friendly District Challenge competition, collaborating with South Texas Blood & Tissue to see which district can bring in the most blood donations.
Community
April 16, 2024
Donors can stay cool and fresh with KODI cooler
As the South Texas heat rises, blood donors have a chance to cool off in style. From April 14 through April 27, all donors who donate blood at a South Texas Blood & Tissue donor center are automatically entered to win an H-E-B KODI cooler.
Community
April 10, 2024
Iconic San Antonio buildings light up for Donate Life Month
South Texas Blood & Tissue has partnered with several landmark buildings in San Antonio to light up the nighttime skyline in blue and green to raise awareness for Donate Life Month, observed in April.

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.

South Texas Blood & Tissue - 50 year anniversary
South Texas Blood & Tissue - 50 year anniversary

You give, They live.

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

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.

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