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give from the heart

Did you know there's more than one way to save a life?

Give blood at any of our donor rooms on February 13 – 14, and explore more ways to make a difference!

Make an appointment. Score a Amazon gift card & more!

Why give from the heart?

Your community blood bank is more than a place to give blood – although we think giving blood is truly awesome! We’re also a one stop shop for anyone who wants to make an incredible difference in the lives of others. 

Because of this, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center offers you many ways to touch a life.

This Valentine’s Day weekend, we invite you to our donor rooms as we celebrate these sweet ways to give from the heart.

How to participate:

  1. Make an appointment to donate blood and keep it at any of our donor rooms. Score:

Note: All donations are by appointment only.

2. While you’re in our donor room, choose any of the following:

  • Sign up for the national tissue donor registry, Donate Life, or if you’re already signed up – show us the heart on your driver’s license!
  • Make a financial donation to our foundation, The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation.

After you’ve signed up or made your donation, let our donor care specialists know and you will score:

Make an appointment

Ready to get started? Find a location near you.

What is the marrow registry?

Find out more about sign up, the process and more!

What is the tissue registry?​

Inspired to do more? Host a drive at school, work or in your community.

Save time! On the day of your donation: fill out your health questionnaire online before your appointment.

Donor Pavilion

Saturday, Feb. 13 | 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14 | 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Westover Hills Donor Room

Saturday, Feb. 13 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shavano Donor Room

Saturday, Feb. 13 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Northeast Donor Room

Saturday, Feb. 13 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Braunfels Donor Room

Saturday, Feb. 13 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Victoria Donor Room

Saturday, Feb. 13 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.