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Recent News Articles

Blood donors continue to help child fight for his life
February 14, 2018
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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, will be hosting a blood drive in honor of a young San Antonio patient diagnosed with childhood leukemia.  Family and friends of seven-year-old Dev, who has used over 330 blood products since being diagnosed in July, 2017, will host a two-day blood drive in Dev’s honor.  

For the past several months, and fighting for his life, Dev has been in and out of the hospital as he receives treatment for his illness including chemotherapy and blood transfusions.

To make things more challenging, Dev is, unfortunately, O negative. O negative patients can only receive blood from an O negative donor -  who make up only seven percent of the population. 

Restaurant continues to support blood donors
February 9, 2018
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Blood donors are used to receiving a T-shirt when they donate, but now the T-shirt will serve another purpose. Blood donors will become a walking coupon when they dine-in at any Bill Miller restaurant wearing the BOGO T-shirt.

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, has partnered with Bill Miller to thank blood donors again, as all presenting donors in February and March will receive a T-shirt that entitles them to a free slice of pie with the purchase of a combo meal.

‘Brothers in Arms’ program brings battlefield advances to civilian trauma care; Future expansion of initiative could help save more lives in mass-casualty situations
January 26, 2018
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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, today launched a program to aid accident and trauma patients served by area air medical services and hospital helicopters. The program, “Brothers in Arms,” will enable air medical crews to administer special pre-hospital transfusions of whole blood, proven to counter blood loss and dramatically improve survival rates when tested in battlefield situations.

San Antonio is one of the first cities to implement the system, which is based on a battlefield transfusion program developed by the U.S. military and later adapted at the Mayo Clinic trauma center. The 75th Ranger Regiment “O Low-Titer Whole Blood Program” was the recipient of the Army’s Greatest Innovation Award in 2017

Biologics development and manufacturing organization supports transfer of laboratory research from preclinical evaluation through clinical trials and commercialization
January 10, 2018
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GenCure, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, today opened the first phase of a new biomanufacturing center designed to address a critical roadblock slowing the advancement of cellular therapies and the field of regenerative medicine: A lack of access to large-scale stem cell manufacturing and support services required for cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Process)-compliant production of biologics for use in human clinical trials and commercial manufacturing.

“The new GenCure BioManufacturing Center is one of only a handful of independent manufacturing facilities in the U.S. for human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs), the most widely used type of stem cell in both research and clinical settings,” said GenCure Chief Operating Officer Becky Cap.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center urges community to step up; Alamo Quarry Market lights iconic smokestacks red to promote Blood Donor Month
January 3, 2018
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Following several weeks of slow donations over the Holidays, local commemorations of National Blood Donor Month are beginning on a dire note this January, as the South Texas region faces a critical need for blood, according to the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. The need is particularly urgent for O negative blood, which as the universal blood type is especially important in emergencies and trauma situations.

The blood center is featuring “Texas Strong” as the theme for National Blood Donor Month, to build on the community’s response to blood donation needs following devastating events such as hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and tragedies in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs.

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