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Donor Registry

Help unlock a cure for cancers and other diseases.  

We’re working with researchers to support the development of new medical therapies for patients fighting cancer and other conditions. 

You can help by signing up as a donor on our research study database, BioLinked.

  • We’ve come together with other blood centers to participate in BioLinked, an electronic roster of people willing to help researchers find cures and treatments for patients fighting cancer and other diseases.
  • Joining the South Texas Blood & Tissue registry through BioLinked is another way to help patients in need.
  • Signing up means you are interested in being contacted about donating blood—or specific types of blood cells—needed for research into new therapies.
  • Your donation could help develop new therapies for patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and other cancers and diseases. Participation also may improve the blood donation process.
  • If you are selected for a study, you may be compensated for your time and participation.
  • Joining the registry only takes a couple of minutes. Click “Get Started” to be taken to the online registration form.
  • Select South Texas Blood & Tissue from the drop down menu as your referring organization.
  • The webpage is optimized for desktop, though you can still register on your mobile phone, tablet or other smart device.
    • Register | Create your account by clicking “register”
    • Questionnaire | Fill out the form to the best of your knowledge. It does not need to be completed to be registered.

The information you provide on the questionnaire will be used only to qualify you for future studies.

If you qualify for a study, you will be contacted by our staff, who will explain what is needed. The choice to move forward with participation is completely yours. Unless you agree, researchers will never know your identity.

Get Started

If you need additional help registering or have more questions about participating in research, please email research@southtexasblood.org or call (210) 731-5589.

FAQs

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Studies you could participate in

All of Us Research Program

South Texas Blood & Tissue is partnered with All of Us, a research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that aims to help speed up and improve health research.  

All of Us is looking to recruit one million or more people across the U.S. to join. People who join will share information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. Using this information, researchers can look for patterns and may learn more about what affects people’s health.

If you decide to participate, you can share health data online, fill out health surveys, and share electronic health records. You also may be asked to share physical measurements and blood and urine samples.

After registering on BioLinked, you may be contacted about joining All of Us, or you can join directly and learn more here.

*You must be 18 years or older to participate.

All of Us Research Program

South Texas Blood & Tissue is partnered with All of Us, a research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that aims to help speed up and improve health research.  

All of Us is looking to recruit one million or more people across the U.S. to join. People who join will share information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. Using this information, researchers can look for patterns and may learn more about what affects people’s health.

If you decide to participate, you can share health data online, fill out health surveys, and share electronic health records. You also may be asked to share physical measurements and blood and urine samples.

After registering on BioLinked, you may be contacted about joining All of Us, or you can join directly and learn more here.

*You must be 18 years or older to participate.

CAR T Therapy

One of the ways South Texas Blood & Tissue is working to advance cancer research is through working with CAR T therapy makers.

CAR T therapy is a type of immune cell therapy for cancer patients in which a healthy donor – or sometimes the patient – donates specific white blood cells, with all other blood components returned to the body. This blood donation is then sent to researchers who can genetically engineer the cells to fight cancer.

Taking part in a study like this would mean you would spend a few hours donating blood cells through an apheresis machine. You could be compensated up to $550 for your time and travel for the day.

After registering on BioLinked, you will be contacted if you’re eligible to participate in this study. For questions or more information, please email Research@SouthTexasBlood.org or call 210-731-5589.

*You must be between the ages of 18-30 to participate.

Share Your Story

Was your life saved by the generous gift of blood, tissue or cord blood? Or are you a donor who’d like to share why you chose to save a life?

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.