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Thank The Donor

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A Simple "Thank You" is Powerful

Thank-the-Donor™ offers patients and their loved ones an opportunity to say “thank you” to the blood donor who donated in their time of need. For blood donors, a “thank you” lets them know their donation makes a difference. 

Are patients really sending thank you messages? Yes, see some of the thank you messages that have been sent using Thank-the-Donor™  here.

It’s easy for patients, their family members or blood donors to join Thank-the-Donor™.

Blood Donors

If you’ve opted in for emails on your donor profile, you’re already set up to receive a “thank you” email from a patient or their loved one. If you’re not sure or would like to opt-in, follow the steps below.

  1. Click the “Opt-In Email” button below
  2. Log in, sign up or set up your donor profile
  3. Click “My Account”
  4. Choose “Edit”
  5. Click “Change My Communication Preferences”
  6. Uncheck “Opt Out of Email”
  7. Hit “Save” and you’re ready!

Don’t have your email on file? Follow steps 1-3. Once you’re on the “My Account” page, click “Add New Email Address.” Make sure you have “Opt Out of Email” unchecked and hit “Save”

Patients and Family Members

A "thank you" may be the encouragement a blood donor needs to continue donating and helping save lives. Sending a "thank you" is easy!

  1. Click the "Send a Thank You" button below
  2. Log into thankthedonor.org
  3. Take a photo of the blood unit identification barcode on your blood bag (or key in the numbers) 
  4. Send your personalized message (with or without a picture) to your donor

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.