The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center invites you to offer your support for patients like Hagan. Since she was six years old, Hagan has needed blood transfusions to manage a rare liver disease.
The pandemic has interrupted blood donations, delaying some of her transfusions.
Her family hopes there will be enough blood when it’s time for Hagan to receive her second liver transplant, which has been delayed for months due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Your donation ensures the blood is there to help Hagan, cancer patients, accident victims, newborns and their mothers, and many others patients.
If you are eligible to donate, schedule your donation today!
Sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.
More than 110,000 men, women and children are in need of a lifesaving transplant, 10,000 of whom are Texans. Unfortunately 22 people die each day due to the drastic shortage of organ donors. Sign up to save lives today, visit DonateLifeTexas.org/GenCure.
Another way to help patients like Hagan is to be an advocate for donating blood and joining the Donate Life Texas Registry. Use our social media resources to help spread the word.
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Use #TeamHagan when posting the images to social media and feel free to tag us @connectforlife, so we can answer any questions related to donating blood and joining the registry.
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.