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Recent News Articles

April 19, 2017

The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation raised $38,000 through the Birdies for Charity® program of the Valero Texas Open, ranking 16th overall.

The Foundation owes a huge thank-you to board member Jim Watts for his leadership in getting the organization to the big total.

That high ranking entitled the Foundation to have a team play for it in today’s pro-am portion of the PGA Tour event, which is taking place at TPC San Antonio.

April 18, 2017

When it comes to fighting mosquitoes – and especially the Aedes aegypti, which can carry the Zika virus – just about everyone has an opportunity to contribute in 2017. Among them:

Construction workers

A recent report in the Miami Herald said the local outbreak of Zika in Miami Beach was traced back to standing water at a construction site in the city.

Builders of both commercial projects and homes should be on guard for standing water, even in small amounts, at job sites. Inspectors in Miami found hordes of mosquitoes flying around puddles on each of five floors of an unfinished building recently.

Before buildings become weather-tight, workers and their supervisors need to watch for water from rain or plumbing work and make sure the water is not allowed to stand.

Homeowners

March 29, 2017

Members of the GenCure tissue team and volunteers from BioBridge Global will be conducting registration drives for the Donate Life Texas registry during National Donate Life Month in April.

The Donate Life Texas registry allows Texans to register to be organ, eye and tissue donors by completing a form in person or online. A single donor can help save up to eight lives through organ donation, bring sight to more through cornea donation and improve the lives of up to 75 people through tissue donation.

The GenCure tissue center works with organizations across South Texas on posthumous tissue donations, making those tissues available for patients needing everything from bone grafts to ligament repairs.

March 21, 2017

Genomic research has shown the Zika virus outbreak in Florida last year came not from a single “patient zero,” but from multiple infected travelers.

A team from the Scripps Transnational Science Institute identified four different introductions of the virus in South Florida, testing samples from 17 people. Looking at the total number of infected people in the region, the researchers calculated that there may have been as many as 30 introductions of the virus.

Kristian Andersen from the institute, reporting at the 10th Future of Genomic Medicine Conference in La Jolla, California, noted that sequencing the genome of the virus from mosquitoes and patients also showed that travelers to the Caribbean were the primary means of introduction. The study was summarized at Medscape News.

Grant funds $320,000 bloodmobile to serve more donors, patients
December 30, 2016

The Tesoro Foundation and the South Texas Blood & Center (STBTC), the nonprofit community blood bank for more than 40 counties in South Texas, announce a Tesoro Foundation grant for a brand-new bloodmobile. The state-of-the-art blood collection bus will travel up to 20,000 miles per year around South Texas receiving lifesaving blood donations from generous donors who roll up their sleeves to help others.

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