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Frost Friends and Family Community Events

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center warmly welcomes Frost

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a critical blood shortage across the nation and Frost Bank has pledged to help communities across South Texas. 

Donate blood during Frost Week. Score Amazon Gift Card & more!

Why Should You Donate Blood?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 60% of blood drives in South Texas have been canceled. As a result, trauma care centers and hospitals don’t have the blood they need to treat patients.

A shortage of blood not only puts patients at risk, but it affects our neighbors, families, and friends – imagine if someone you love couldn’t get the blood they needed.

Throughout 2021, the third week of each month will be designated as “Frost Friends & Family Week” at the six South Texas Blood & Tissue Center locations in San Antonio and New Braunfels. 

Frost employees can use their community service hours to donate blood and platelets.

As a thank you, in April you’ll score:

  • DOUBLE points that can be combined to equal MORE savings: TWO eGift Cards from Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks or more OR TWO T-shirts OR a combination of both!

Frost Week

Throughout 2021, the third week of each month will be designated as “Frost Week” at the six South Texas Blood & Tissue Center locations in San Antonio and New Braunfels. 

  • Sunday, April 18 – Saturday, April 24
  • Sunday, May 16 – Saturday, May 22
  • Sunday, June 13 – Saturday, June 19
  • Sunday, July 18 – Saturday, July 24
  • Sunday, August 15 – Saturday, August 21
  • Sunday, September 19 – Saturday, September 25
  • Sunday, October 17 – Saturday, October 23
  • Sunday, November 14 – Saturday, November 20
  • Sunday, December 5 – Saturday, December 11

Find a location & make an appointment

STBTC has six lifesaving donor rooms conveniently located in San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Donations are by appointment only.

Click a pin on the map to view hours and schedule a donation or click the button below.

What Should You Do To Prepare To Give Blood?

  1. Click here to learn more about the blood donation process and more. 
  2. Save time! On the day of your donation by filling out your health questionnaire online before your appointment. Click here to access the form.

How STBTC is Keeping Donors Safe

Below you will also find the safety protocols we’ve implemented at every blood drive and donor room. For more information about the coronavirus, visit: SouthTexasBlood.org/Coronavirus

  • Temperature check prior to check-in.
  • All staff and donors are required to wear masks, any donor without a mask will be offered one at check-in.

  • Additional hand sanitation stations at check-in and throughout the donation process.

  • Staff members change gloves and sanitize surfaces in the screening area between donors.

  • Potential donors are asked questions concerning recent travel as well as given a mini-physical.

  • Individuals who meet travel, evaluation or potential exposure criteria identified by the CDC over the course of the past 28 days are advised not to donate. This is being done as a cautionary measure since respiratory viruses are not known to be transmitted by blood donation or transfusion.

  • Donor beds are sanitized after each donation.

  • Each donation collection kit is new, single-use and unopened until the time of use.

  • STBTC staff have been instructed to remain home if they are ill, until 24 hours after a fever has resolved.

  • All our drives and donor rooms have information sheets about steps to take to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

  • STBTC staff have been instructed to avoid travel to locations where there are known outbreaks of COVID-19, and to self-quarantine, if they have visited a country the CDC has identified a site of a significant outbreak.

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.