Help us remember Bella Sanchez by donating blood and joining the Be The Match Registry in her honor.
Bella Sanchez (2006-2019) was a patient at Methodist Children’s Hospital who was diagnosed with leukemia when she was two years old. Bella’s treatment while at Methodist required chemotherapy, spinal taps, steroids and multiple blood transfusions. Bella passed away in 2019 while waiting for a marrow transplant. It is in her memory that Methodist Hospital is holding a blood and marrow drive–to give patients like Bella a better chance at finding a lifesaving match.
Methodist Children’s Hospital is among the nation’s top three providers of blood and marrow stem cell and cord blood transplants for children. The program brings hope to children with leukemia, sickle cell disease and immunodeficiency syndromes such as SCIDS. In addition, Methodist Children’s Hospital has an inpatient unit devoted to hematology, oncology and transplant services.
It only takes about 20 minutes to make a blood donation AND sign up for the marrow registry. To sign up for the marrow donation, please click here. Learn more about the marrow registry here.
All presenting donors at any of our donor rooms or blood drives in March will score:
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.