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May 10, 2021
‘It still found my son’: Survived cancer, beat COVID-19, giving back plasma
A visit to the doctor for a suspected pulled muscle resulted in a positive COVID-19 test.
May 3, 2021
Manny Ruiz
Like many people, Manny Ruiz drove by the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center headquarters on a regular basis and never really gave much thought to what happened there. Until he needed an emergency blood transfusion.
April 26, 2021
Melissa Thomas
For parents Mary Kay and Ronnie Thomas, National Donate Life Month means honoring the legacy of their daughter Melissa.

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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.