Volunteers are vital to our life saving mission.

With your help, we can add potential donors to the registry on behalf of patients in need. Your time has a real impact on the lives of patients and their families.

A few ways to volunteer:

Share through social media

  • Show your support on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social networks. Tell your family and friends how they can save a life. Tag us at @connectforlife @bethematch

Attend an event

  • Come to an event—from small community events to large college drives to educational presentations

Help grow the registry

  • Organize a live or online marrow registry drive with your friends, coworkers, or other groups

Assemble swab kits

  • This volunteer activity can be done individually or as a group activity (All ages welcome)

Have another idea? We would love to hear it!

To get started, just fill out this form and a representative will reach out to you:

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Volunteer Toolkit

Want to get a head start?

Take this Volunteer Training

*When filling out form, please input Volunteer Position: Volunteer; Volunteer Supervisor: Allison Rhea*

Log your volunteer hours here

*When filling out form, Organization Name: GenCure*

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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.