Be a part of Giving Tuesday with BioBridge Global

December 3, 2019
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Tuesday, Dec. 3 is Giving Tuesday, a global giving movement where millions of people come together to support causes and organizations and launch the giving season of the year.

At BioBridge Global, we have multiple ways you can give and support our mission of saving and enhancing lives:

Give whole blood: The typical blood donation, which takes less than an hour to complete, is known as a “whole blood” donation, since we collect about a pint of your blood and all its components. You can find out more and schedule a donation at SouthTexasBlood.org.

Give platelets: Another way to make a difference us to donate one of the vital components of you blood, known as platelets. Platelets are used for both the treatment of injuries and multiple forms of cancer. You can learn more about platelets at SouthTexasBlood.org.

Give red cells: You also can make a donation of just red blood cells. Red cells carry oxygen throughout your body and are used in therapies for cancer as well as blood disorders. Learn more and schedule a donation at SouthTexasBlood.org.

Donate your umbilical cord blood:  The blood left in the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a baby is rich in stem cells, which are currently the cutting edge of science. You can help someone fighting leukemia, lymphoma or a similar condition by simply letting the nurse collect the blood following childbirth. Learn more at GenCure.org.

Sign up for the bone marrow registry: It takes just a few minutes to become part of the Be The Match registry, which matches donors with patients who need stem cell transplants as part of therapy for blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Find out about signing up at GenCure.org.

Donate your organs and tissue: You can help dozens by becoming a tissue and organ donor when you renew your driver’s license. You also can sign up with our affiliate, DonateLifeTexas.org and learn more at GenCure.org.

Make a charitable gift: Through events put on by The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation, you can contribute financially, providing funding for everything from needed equipment to blood donation buses. Learn more at The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation.


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