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Recent News Articles

Community blood center thanks donors ahead of summer blood shortages
May 1, 2019
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Donors who give blood or platelets in the month of May will receive H-E-B gift cards from the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, as a thank-you gift for helping the center prepare for blood shortages in summer, when high schools are out for break and donations decrease by 20 percent.

Donors who give blood in May will receive a $10 H-E-B gift card. Because of critical shortages of type-O blood and platelets, these donors will receive a $20 H-E-B gift card.

The reason donors who give platelets and type-O blood are so vital is O blood is most often used by hospitals for emergency surgeries. Platelets only have a shelf life of five days and are used to help treat cancer patients as well as aid trauma patients to stop bleeding. 

UT Austin student’s personal journey leads to potentially lifesaving stem cell transplant
April 26, 2019

In an effort to find cures for patients with blood cancers like leukemia, Texas 4000 is hosting a marrow registry drive at the University of Texas at Austin April 29- May 1 at the Speedway Mall and West Mall Office Building.

Family celebrates autistic teenage son’s life and legacy during National Donate Life Month
April 15, 2019
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For the Marez family, National Donate Life Month in April is a celebration of the life of Jacob Marez, and the lifesaving gifts he gave following his passing in 2016.

Jacob, who was 16 years old when he passed away, had high-functioning autism and was non-verbal. Although he did not speak, he made an impact on anyone he met in life. His mother, Jennifer Marez, wanted him to continue making a difference and decided to donate Jacob’s cornea and tissue.

Multiple deals signed that leverage Plug&Play cGMP hMSC systems across med tech and synthetic biology segments of the regenerative medicine industry.
April 11, 2019
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RoosterBio Inc. and GenCure, both regenerative medicine manufacturing technology leaders, have locked into multiple agreements to help companies advance their innovations to clinical testing more rapidly than ever before. Companies across the regenerative medicine industry, ranging from synthetic biology companies that are gene editing therapeutic cells for advanced functionality in vivo, to pioneering medical device companies that bridge the regenerative capabilities of living cells with medical devices, have signed agreements to accelerate their path to clinical testing. These companies are leveraging RoosterBio’s human mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (hMSC) bioprocess systems and rapid product and process development platform, and GenCure’s current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)-compliant hMSC-focused manufacturing facility.

For the past 21 years, local nurse gives blood, platelets, stem cells, in effort to help save lives in South Texas
April 9, 2019

As the country celebrates National Volunteer Week on April 7-13, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is honoring its volunteers for their blood and stem cell donations, including one of its own nurses. Dot Ward has dedicated the last 21 years to saving lives, not just through her work, but also through her generosity as a blood, platelet and stem cell donor.

To date, Ward has visited STBTC as a donor 51 times and has donated 6.3 gallons of blood and platelets. In 2004, she also gave a lifesaving stem cell donation for a leukemia patient in need of a transplant.

Ward looks back on her history of donation and volunteerism with humility.

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