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Rise in auto accidents and other traumas is straining the South Texas blood supply. Help patients by scheduling your donation today!

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Being a parent to a child with cancer
Don’t wait until disaster strikes your family to be reminded that we all live here together and we may have to rely on the generosity of people we will never meet for the privilege to continue to live.
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Donor highlight: Asante, a giver to the very end
A fighter and giver to the very end, Asante Contreras came into this world as a life force.

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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.