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Recent News Articles

GenCure hosts Be the Cure on Campus registry drive to give hope to blood cancer patients like Bella
February 25, 2019
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University of Texas at San Antonio students can save a life by signing up for the marrow donor registry at the Be the Cure on Campus drive now through Sept. 30, 2019. GenCure, a subsidiary of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global, will have information tables on campus Feb. 25-28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paseo, Business Building, McKinney Humanities Building and Sombrilla Plaza on the UTSA Main Campus.

Every person who joins the marrow donor registry gives hope to blood cancer patients like Bella. At 2 years old, Bella is fighting leukemia for the third time. She was first diagnosed when she was 7 months old.

February 19, 2019

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is a community blood provider with a primary focus – now and always – of providing blood for the approximately 100 hospitals and clinics in our service area.

While we provide blood to hospitals and clinics, we are not prescribers. Instead, licensed physicians working within the hospitals and clinics we serve are responsible for prescribing transfusions of various types of blood components – or any type of therapy or medication – to meet the needs of their individual patients.

Blood centers have provided specialized blood components for use by licensed physicians for many years; for example, providing specific types of blood from certain donors for premature babies.

Support for Medical Research

February 19, 2019
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San Antonio-based BioBridge Global was announced today as the anchor tenant at the groundbreaking for the VelocityTX innovation center, located in the redeveloped Merchant’s Ice complex at 1304 and 1305 East Houston St.

BioBridge Global will lease 21,000 square feet to establish the second phase of its GenCure Biomanufacturing program, initially launched in February of 2018. GenCure’s facilities at the new site will include an initial 6,000 square feet of clean-room production space, expandable to 14,000 square feet, and an initial 2,500-square-foot development lab, along with office and meeting space.

February 18, 2019

The Brothers in Arms program is saving up to 100-200 patients a year with emergency whole blood transfusions at trauma sites, said one of the leaders of the program to The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation’s board of directors.

C.J. Winckler, M.D., Deputy Medical Director of the San Antonio Fire Department, spoke to the group at its quarterly board meeting on Feb. 11.

Cord blood collections at DHR Health Women’s Hospital have helped save lives since 2008
February 12, 2019
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The Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB) presented a plaque today to the labor and delivery teams at DHR Health (DHR) Women’s Hospital for their outstanding efforts in collecting umbilical cord blood donations from generous mothers who give birth at the hospital and decide to donate.

TCBB is a program of GenCure, a subsidiary of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global, and a Texas-wide source of lifesaving cord blood.

“Our hospital is proud to partner with Texas Cord Blood Bank and facilitate cord blood donations. We know how beneficial stem cells found in cord blood can be for someone who is sick,” said Aida Martinez Gonzalez, Vice President of DHR Health Women’s Hospital. “We are honored to have GenCure present our team with a plaque containing the name of the stem cell recipients. It’s special, it signifies the lives we have been able to help and hopefully cure.” 

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