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Resources for Donors

Your convenient location to learn more about all things donation​.
Schedule your appointment, view donation history, and more with your donor profile.
Forgot your Donor ID? Call us at 210-731-5590.​
Donor Doc Advance
Donor Doc Advance is a system where blood donors fill out their pre-donation health questionnaire electronically before donating that same day. This new process helps reduce time spent at the blood collection site.
Need help completing your form? Call us at 210-731-5590.​
Earn points every time you donate blood!

Find out how easy it is to earn rewards you can use for eGift Cards (from 100+ brands!) and even STBTC merch!

Iron Deficiency

Don’t let low iron levels bring you down. Use the following tips to help produce red blood cells as you prepare to donate again:

  • Choose Iron-Rich Foods. Between donations, you can help your body build and replenish its iron supply by adding more Vitamin C and iron-rich foods to your diet such as green, leafy vegetables, beans, dried fruit and red meat or seafood.
  • Supplements. If you are between 16-17 years of age, we suggest you take iron supplements or a multivitamin.
Global Blood Fund
You can make the blood supply safer worldwide. It’s as easy as donating your donor points to the Global Blood Fund. The nonprofit helps blood centers in the developing world with financial support, equipment, training and software.
Students

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has two fun ways for high school students to participate in blood donations and help make a difference in more ways than one: 

  • Generation Give is a contest for STBTC-area high schools, designed to educate students about the importance of giving blood.   
  • The Honors Cord Program is designed specifically to acknowledge and honor the students who are making significant contributions to our community.
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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. We’ve recently developed programs to collect and distribute COVID-19 convalescent plasma, as well as improve trauma care.