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City of San Antonio Blood Drives

Make giving blood a San Antonio tradition

Give back to your community with a blood donation. Viva South Texas!

Find a blood drive near you!

From Mayor Nirenberg and SAPD Chief McManus, your support means everything to local patients.

From accident victims to patients fighting cancer to those waiting on a transplant, blood gives the gift of life to patients in need.

As our thanks, all presenting donors at any of our donor rooms or the following community blood drives will score:

  • Rewards that can be redeemed for eGift Cards from Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks or more OR your new favorite South Texas Blood & Tissue Center T-shirt!

All donations are by appointment only. Find a donation location below. Additional thank-you gifts may vary. 

Find a Donation Location

City of San Antonio: SAPD Training Academy

Wednesday, January 5 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

No appointments available

City of San Antonio: Development Services Department

Thursday, January 6 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

No appointments available

City of San Antonio: Information Tech SVCS

Thursday, January 6 | 8:15 am - 1:15 pm

No appointments available

Can't find a drive near you? Check out more donation locations here!

How We Are Keeping Donors Safe

For your safety, we have implemented several safety protocols at every blood drive and donor room. For more information about our protocols and about the coronavirus, visit SouthTexasBlood.org/Coronavirus

Want to save time?

On the day of your donation: fill out your health questionnaire online before your appointment. Click here to access the form.

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.