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Happy Halloween! Our donor centers will close today at 4:30 P.M.

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In Honor of Amy

You can help this little fighter!

At the age of 3, Amy has already been through more than most people – chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and weeks in the hospital. She is fighting leukemia and needs your help!

How do blood donations help cancer patients?

There are many ways that cancer affects blood – it can cause internal bleeding and low blood counts. Chemotherapy can also damage bone marrow that produces blood cells. Blood and platelet transfusions are essential for many cancer patients fighting the disease.

"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."
Ryan Morkovsky
Amy's father

How do blood donations help cancer patients?

There are many ways that cancer affects blood – it can cause internal bleeding and low blood counts. Chemotherapy can also damage bone marrow that produces blood cells. Blood and platelet transfusions are essential for many cancer patients fighting the disease.

"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."
Ryan Morkovsky
Amy's father

How STBTC is Keeping Donors Safe

For your safety, we have implemented several safety protocols at every blood drive and donor center. For more information about our protocols and about the coronavirus, visit: SouthTexasBlood.org/Coronavirus

Want to save time?

On the day of your donation: fill out your health questionnaire online before your appointment. Click here to access the form.

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.