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Recent News Articles

Special blood drives feature restaurant, retail and entertainment gift cards to thank blood donors and prevent a sharp drop in donations over Thanksgiving holiday
November 22, 2019

samantha_cancer_patientAs most of us prepare for family gatherings and travel this Thanksgiving, South Texas patients will remain in hospitals and continue to rely on blood donations. To help prevent a sharp decline in the community blood supply over the holiday, local organizations are working with The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) to schedule special blood drives featuring extra thank-you gifts for donors who make time to give blood from Nov. 23 – Dec. 1.

Patients like Samantha Aguirre, who is battling breast cancer, need blood transfusions throughout their treatment. “Blood donations literally saved my life and it’s because of blood donors that I am here,” she said.  

November 14, 2019

The GenCure biomanufacturing facility at the VelocityTX complex should be fully operational by the first quarter of 2020, BioBridge Global CEO Marty Landon told members of The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation board of directors at their quarterly meeting on Nov. 11.

The opening would come less than a year after the groundbreaking at VelocityTX, which is refurbishing the Merchants Ice facilities east of downtown San Antonio as a biomedical innovation hub. Biomanufacturing is the next step in BioBridge Global’s ongoing support for advances in medical treatment, especially cellular therapies.

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November 14, 2019

For most people, a cancer diagnosis is about the most negative thing that can happen.

Dr. Richard Senelick isn’t most people.

“I have had many more positive things from having cancer, from going through chemo and having a transplant, than negative things,” the San Antonio-based neurologist told members of The Blood and Tissue Center Foundation board of directors at their November meeting.

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Dr. Senelick was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and he wound up having a stem cell transplant using his own modified cells as part of his treatment. He currently is in remission.

His treatment was similar to the hundreds of adult stem cell transplants GenCure helps make possible every year through its apheresis center and its donor recruitment programs.

One of the positives about going through chemotherapy, for example, was that it is the great equalizer.

Center helps blood donors with online shopping this holiday season
November 8, 2019

The seasonal flu season is rapidly approaching, and the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is encouraging all healthy donors to give blood or platelets now, since donations can be accepted only from those who are feeling well.

STBTC is encouraging the community to help maintain an adequate blood supply during flu season as it has the potential to cause a decline in blood donations, since anyone who is sick on the day of donation will be deferred from giving blood. The need for donations is vital as blood donations traditionally decline by 20 percent during the holiday season as high schools and colleges are on winter break and fewer companies schedule blood drives.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center a sponsor of National Blood Foundation Run for Research
October 16, 2019
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The community is invited to support innovative medical research during the AABB’s National Blood Foundation (NBF) Run for ResearchSouth Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) and its nonprofit parent, BioBridge Global, are official community partners of the event.

The 5K run/1-mile walk, which is also sponsored by the Armed Services Blood Program, is scheduled for 7 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, starting at Sunset Station, 1174 E. Commerce St.

The race is part of a series of NBF fundraisers for blood and cell therapy research. The event takes place during the 2019 AABB Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

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