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Type O Blood Donors Urgently Needed

O, We Need You!

Patients across South Texas are needing Type O blood transfusions at record levels, while donations have dropped due to spring break. We need your help!

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You're Special

We think you’re amazing. Why? Because Type O blood donors like you have a unique superpower.

You have it within you to save lives, providing transfusions for trauma patients, newborns and cancer fighters.

How? O Negative blood can be transfused to ANY patients of all blood types. But it is always in great demand and often in short supply. O Positive blood is used more and more to give in traumas when O-negatives are in short supply. 

This is why we receive more requests from hospitals for Type O blood than any other.

Recently, these same hospitals have begun to return to their normal surgery schedules. This means they are requesting more Type O blood to support patients – a 45% increase from last year. 

We’re asking all Type O donors to make an appointment to give blood today as our supply is dangerously low, less than a day’s supply. What does this mean for South Texas? That lives are seriously at risk. But you have the power to make a difference.

Schedule an appointment to donate blood at the locations below. As our thank you, all presenting Type O donors in March will receive:

All blood donations will undergo a COVID-19 antibody test from March 1-31. Results will be available online within a week after your donation. Learn more at SouthTexasBlood.org/Testing.

How STBTC is Keeping Donors Safe

For your safety, we have implemented several safety protocols at every blood drive and donor room. 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.

Find a location near you:

Santikos Entertainent: Mayan Palace Blood Drive

Friday, Mar. 19 | 1 to 6 p.m.

Santikos Casa Blanca Theater Blood Drive

Friday, Mar. 26 | 1 to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 28 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milberger's Landscaping and Nursery Blood Drive

Saturday, Mar. 27 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Garden Ridge Community Center Blood Drive

Saturday, Mar. 27 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Courtyard Marriott Sea World Blood Drive

Sponsored by Northwest Vista College
Monday, Mar. 29 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 30 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donor Room Locations & Hours

We have seven lifesaving donor rooms conveniently located in San Antonio, New Braunfels and Victoria as well as mobile blood drives across South Texas.

Donations by appointment only. Same-day donations are welcome.

Click a pin on the map to schedule a donation at a donor room.

Can't find a donation location near you? Check out more community events here!

Want to learn more?

Not sure if you’re eligible to donate or want to learn more about the donation process?

Find a location

Find more donation locations near you.

Host a Donation Event

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

How STBTC is Keeping Donors Safe

For your safety, we have implemented several safety protocols at every blood drive and donor room. 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.