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Recent News Articles

GenCure hosts Be the Cure on Campus registry drive to find matches for blood cancer patients
October 29, 2018

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville students can join the fight to save a life by signing up for the marrow donor registry at the Be the Cure on Campus yearlong drive from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019. GenCure, a subsidiary of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global, will have information tables at the Main Building, Student Union and University Library on Oct. 29-30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

GenCure added 325 people to the Be The Match Registry at the Edinburg campus earlier this month. Last year, 295 UTRGV Brownsville students joined the registry, with a goal of adding 300 people to the registry for this campaign.

 

UIW’s registry drive honors deceased SAPD officer Anthony Barasa by finding matches for blood cancer patients
October 23, 2018

GenCure, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, will once again partner with the University of the Incarnate Word for the fourth annual “Team Tony” marrow donor registry drive on Oct. 23-25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside of the Wellness Center. Hosted by GenCure and UIW’s Pre-Pharmacy Association (PPA), the goal of the drive is to add 300 people to the Be the Match Registry.

The first UIW Team Tony drive was held in 2013 in honor of SAPD officer Anthony “Tony” Barasa. He was unable to find a marrow match and passed away in 2014 from acute myeloid leukemia. The UIW PPA and GenCure now carry on his memory and mission of raising awareness for the need for committed marrow donors.

As the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre approaches, Smith’s deeply personal story contributes to development of unique program at GenCure
October 9, 2018
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Forty years ago this fall, Susan Smith was in her first year of college when news began to trickle out of an obscure South American country called Guyana.

A congressman on a fact-finding trip had been murdered. Other members of his group, including journalists and staff members, were killed or injured.

And then, more news. Hundreds of members of a religious/political cult led by Rev. Jim Jones had died, most by suicide, at a commune called Jonestown. They were a part of 909 deaths on Nov. 18, 1978, the single largest loss of American civilian life until Sept. 11, 2001.

Three of Susan Smith’s cousins were among cult members who died at the Jonestown Massacre that day.

“It was horrific,” she says. “People didn’t know what to say. I had no one to talk with about it, and my family was wrapped up in its own grief.”

Las Palapas and STBTC thank donors for saving lives
October 3, 2018
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The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global, in collaboration with Las Palapas Restaurants, will provide San Antonio donors with a coupon and FREEquent buyer card for three free Las Palapas breakfast tacos for every blood and platelet donation in October.

The center is still recovering from a summer that saw a 20 percent drop in collections and hopes the new donor recognition gift will encourage people to schedule a donation.

“We know our donors don’t give blood because they get food or a t-shirt, but we hope they recognize that we truly appreciate their time and effort to help patients in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul, STBTC associate medical director. “We’ve had some great local partners in the past, and we hope our donors enjoy this small token of our appreciation.”

September 21, 2018
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The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global (BBG), will be thanking blood and platelet donors with commemorative T-shirts through Sept. 30  The Center had a 20 percent reduction in collections during the summer months because schools were not in session and frequent donors were on vacation.

Last year, events including Hurricane Harvey and the tragedy of Southerland Springs affected the community blood supply, South Texas donors rallied to help area patients and hospitals who needed blood transfusions.

“Our volunteer donors have always answered the call to help, and last year was no different. Today is no different,” said Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul, STBTC associate medical director. “We wanted a donor thank-you gift that would recognize and thank our donors for their resiliency and commitment to always helping patients and neighbors in need.”

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