Patients across South Texas require lifesaving transfusions every day. We’re asking for your help to ensure they get the blood they’re counting on.
Your community blood bank, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is experiencing a 20% increase in hospital orders for blood. Unfortunately, donations are not keeping pace with this demand.
In April the total blood inventory dropped to a 1½-day supply – considerably less than the 7-day supply recommended for our area. The supply of Type O blood, which is used in emergencies, is even more critical, at less than a day’s supply.
About 200 more donations a day are needed to help re-build the inventory and to meet the growing demand for blood to treat cancer patients, trauma victims and for surgery and transplant patients.
With so many people continuing to work from home, many businesses are no longer hosting blood drives, which makes it extremely challenging to meet the need for blood.
To ensure that San Antonio and South Texas can continue to take care of our own, we’re asking everyone who can to give blood at a community blood drive or at a donor center.
Click here for the latest update on the blood supply.
Thank you for stepping up to care for our community. All presenting donors at any of our donation locations in April will score:
For your safety, we have implemented several safety protocols at every blood drive and donor room. For more information about our protocols and about the coronavirus, visit: SouthTexasBlood.org/Coronavirus
We have seven lifesaving donor rooms conveniently located in San Antonio, New Braunfels and Victoria as well as mobile blood drives across South Texas. Check out our locations and hour below.
Donations by appointment only. Same-day donations are welcome.
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Not sure if you’re eligible to donate or want to learn more about the donation process?
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Inspired to do more? Host a drive at school, work or in your community.
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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.