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Host a Donation Event

It's in our community's heart to give

Each blood donation has the potential to save three lives – imagine how many can be saved at a community-wide event!

Hosting an event gives you the opportunity to rally your community together to make a lasting impact. 

Why should you host a donation event?

Hosting a blood drive provides an easy way for you and your organization to give back.

Less than 5% of people donate blood.

As the population in South Texas grows, so does the demand for blood.

Low blood supply can lead to postponed transfusions and surgeries, and it leaves the region vulnerable to high-blood-use emergencies.

Every year, blood shortages threaten public health across the nation—especially during holidays and summer.

How to get started

Click the button below or call us at 210-249-4483 to get started.

Our consultants will help you select a date and location for your drive to take place.

From there, they will walk you through the entire process, from helping you fill out the right paperwork to tips on how to get more people involved.

How to plan a successful event

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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