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Recent News Articles

As the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre approaches, Smith’s deeply personal story contributes to development of unique program at GenCure
October 9, 2018
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Forty years ago this fall, Susan Smith was in her first year of college when news began to trickle out of an obscure South American country called Guyana.

A congressman on a fact-finding trip had been murdered. Other members of his group, including journalists and staff members, were killed or injured.

And then, more news. Hundreds of members of a religious/political cult led by Rev. Jim Jones had died, most by suicide, at a commune called Jonestown. They were a part of 909 deaths on Nov. 18, 1978, the single largest loss of American civilian life until Sept. 11, 2001.

Three of Susan Smith’s cousins were among cult members who died at the Jonestown Massacre that day.

“It was horrific,” she says. “People didn’t know what to say. I had no one to talk with about it, and my family was wrapped up in its own grief.”

Las Palapas and STBTC thank donors for saving lives
October 3, 2018
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The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global, in collaboration with Las Palapas Restaurants, will provide San Antonio donors with a coupon and FREEquent buyer card for three free Las Palapas breakfast tacos for every blood and platelet donation in October.

The center is still recovering from a summer that saw a 20 percent drop in collections and hopes the new donor recognition gift will encourage people to schedule a donation.

“We know our donors don’t give blood because they get food or a t-shirt, but we hope they recognize that we truly appreciate their time and effort to help patients in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul, STBTC associate medical director. “We’ve had some great local partners in the past, and we hope our donors enjoy this small token of our appreciation.”

September 21, 2018
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The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global (BBG), will be thanking blood and platelet donors with commemorative T-shirts through Sept. 30  The Center had a 20 percent reduction in collections during the summer months because schools were not in session and frequent donors were on vacation.

Last year, events including Hurricane Harvey and the tragedy of Southerland Springs affected the community blood supply, South Texas donors rallied to help area patients and hospitals who needed blood transfusions.

“Our volunteer donors have always answered the call to help, and last year was no different. Today is no different,” said Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul, STBTC associate medical director. “We wanted a donor thank-you gift that would recognize and thank our donors for their resiliency and commitment to always helping patients and neighbors in need.”

GenCure and H-E-B join worldwide effort to find lifesaving transplants for leukemia and other blood cancer patients
September 13, 2018
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On Saturday Sept. 15, San Antonio will be the site of the largest coordinated World Marrow Donor Day registry drive in the world.  World Marrow Donor Day is an international effort to thank donors worldwide and educate and encourage the public to join the global registry and become stem cell donors. Volunteer donors who are a match will donate stem cells or bone marrow to aid patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers.

GenCure, a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global, is partnering with H-E-B and Be The Match to host marrow donor registration drives at 16 H-E-B locations for World Marrow Donor Day. The drives will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donors, patients and patient families will share their stories about how the registry affected their lives.

September 5, 2018
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Legally, The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation began on Aug. 19, 2002 when a charter was filed with the state of Texas.

But the origins date to Valentine’s Day, 1993, when a small group of local dignitaries and officials of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center broke ground on a new facility for the center on Interstate 10. The date was noteworthy because the double hearts had been the organization’s logo for more than 20 years, including its time in the 1920s-era YWCA building in downtown San Antonio.

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