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July 18, 2024
Blood shortages across Texas become critical
Wind and flooding from Hurricane Beryl have left Houston’s Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center with power shortages and an empty blood supply, unable to fulfill the needs of patients in local hospitals. And because of local shortages, South Texas Blood & Tissue can’t lend a hand.
June 1, 2024
Score a stack of buttermilk pancakes when you donate blood
IHOP and South Texas Blood & Tissue have joined forces to offer blood donors who give at any donor center a coupon for a free buttermilk short stack, redeemable at […]
May 8, 2024
City Council launches District Challenge to save lives in SATX
Members of the San Antonio City Council are launching their annual friendly District Challenge competition, collaborating with South Texas Blood & Tissue to see which district can bring in the most blood donations.

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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.

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