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January 18, 2021
San Antonio twins give blood together
It’s never too late to help others – or too early.  Twins Sarah and Rebecca Gresham grabbed an opportunity to help as soon as they were able, signing up to give […]
January 16, 2021
What happens to my blood donation?
One frequent question we get asked at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center on a regular basis is “What happens to my donation?” If you make a whole blood […]
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.

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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.