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Recent News Articles

Just One Month After Announcement, QualTex Implements Changes
August 22, 2018
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QualTex Laboratories is up and running with new guidance for testing blood donations for the Zika virus, just weeks after the Food and Drug Administration issued revised recommendations for blood centers.

In July, the FDA distributed a Guidance for Industry permitting the use of “minipool” testing for Zika, in which samples from a small group of donors are combined and tested for the presence of Zika virus antibodies. Since Zika testing began in 2016, all donations had been required to be tested individually.

The new minipool Zika method began at QualTex Laboratories facilities in San Antonio and Norcross, Georgia, on Aug. 16. QualTex performs blood testing for the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), as well as blood and plasma centers throughout the United States.

August 14, 2018
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The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is joining with H-E-B in a pilot program to promote health and replenish iron levels for teenage blood donors in South Texas.

July 12, 2018
Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board

BioBridge Global today announced the formation of a new Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board, composed of industry leaders with a wide range of scientific, product development and business experience, to support the organization’s continued growth in regenerative medicine.  

BioBridge Global provides a wide range of blood, tissue and cellular source materials, products and services through its three operating entities: GenCure, QualTex Laboratories and the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. These include blood and tissue collection, processing and distribution, biological testing, process engineering and biomanufacturing.

The initial members of the BioBridge Global Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board are:

July 3, 2018

By Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngavmmtikul

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Cen­ter, working in conjunction with regional medical helicopter providers and the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council, has launched a new program for emergency transfusions called "Brothers in Arms."

The program, which has the potential to dramatically change trauma care in this country, began earlier this year. It provides specially tested whole blood for transfu­sion use in 18 medical helicopters, as research has shown whole-blood transfusions are better than pRBC or com­ponent therapy at countering blood loss, dramatically improving survival rates.

Whataburger helps South Texas Blood & Tissue avoid summer blood shortages
May 30, 2018
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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global, has teamed up with Whataburger to thank donors for the second year in a row.

Starting Sunday and through the remainder of June and July, Whataburger is thanking blood donors for their lifesaving donation with a coupon for a free Whataburger with the purchase of a medium fry and medium drink. As an added thank-you for helping patients in need, blood donors will be entered to win one of four grand prizes of Whataburger for a Year.

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