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January 14, 2021
San Antonio City Council sponsors ‘SA District Challenge’ blood drives
To help meet continuing blood demands and to recognize National Blood Donor Month, San Antonio City Councilmembers have announced an “SA District Challenge” from Jan. 19-22.
January 12, 2021
Legacy Garden provides a place for memorials
Since 2017, staff and community volunteers have maintained a Legacy Garden outside the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Donor Pavilion. “The Legacy Garden is both a memorial to those […]
January 7, 2021
Most high school seniors are making plans for college and looking forward to the future. But there’s only one thing on Dez’s mind—beating cancer. “With the cancer taking over, Dez […]

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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.