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Recent News Articles

June 7, 2012

SAN ANTONIO - Shortages of blood types happen during summertime. With a dip in donations over the recent Memorial Day weekend, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is working hard to maintain the community blood supply at adequate levels for the tough summer ahead.

"Blood and platelet donors are needed now and throughout the summer. With schools closed and families vacationing, lifesaving donations are needed to ensure that blood products, a vital resource to patients every day, are readily available," said Mary Beth Fisk, President and COO for STBTC. "Since students make up 23% of STBTC’s donor base, we are looking to recruit community members who may not have considered donation before. Usage is constant in the hospitals and clinics we serve; therefore, we must continue to encourage the community to donate."

WITH TEXAS CORD BLOOD BANK
May 31, 2012

Collaboration will provide clinical grade cord blood for future potential Alzheimer’s, ALS, and Stroke therapies

TAMPA, FL – Saneron CCEL Therapeutics, Inc. and the Texas Cord Blood Bank announced a clinical supply and research collaboration agreement to provide mononuclear cells from clinical grade cord blood for use in regenerative medicine research related to potential new Alzheimer’s, ALS and stroke therapies.  The Texas Cord Blood Bank is a division of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), based in San Antonio, TX.

May 9, 2012

SAN ANTONIO – Facebook’s efforts combined with local efforts from the organ and tissue donation community could impact local patients. While there are more than 12,000 people in Texas waiting for an organ transplant, thousands more are in need of tissue donations. Kia Bailey is a local patient who benefited from a tissue donation.

Throughout her life, Bailey suffered from scoliosis. Numerous surgeries including implanting a rod and screws to correct her spine left her with unrelenting pain, nerve damage and a deteriorating spinal column. As a mother, Bailey wondered how she would care for her two children. Thanks to a generous tissue donor and a persistent doctor, Bailey’s prospects improved. Since her last surgery, Bailey is able to walk upright without a cane or brace, and she’s able to do simple tasks like drive her kids to school.

Tissue Donor Family to Share Story with Community
April 26, 2012

SAN ANTONIO – In the United States, only 30 percent of the population know the proper steps to become a tissue donor. St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital has been instrumental in helping the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) educate families about the gift of tissue donation, changing the lives of people waiting for these precious gifts. STBTC will be honoring the hospital for its efforts in enhancing life through tissue donation.

St. Luke’s Recognition Ceremony
Monday, April 30, 2012
11am – Noon
At St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital – in the Atrium (1
st Floor)
7930 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX, 78229

April 24, 2012

SAN ANTONIO – A little more than a year after receiving a transplant that saved her life, Shannon Dean Turci will meet Zach Moore- the gentleman who donated peripheral blood stem cells that gave her a second chance. Shannon and Zach will meet in person for the first time Tuesday, April 24th at 7:30pm during Be The Match Central Regional Meeting at Hotel Contessa located at 306 West Market Street.

 A little more than a year after receiving a transplant that saved her life, Shannon Dean Turci will meet Zach Moore- the gentleman who donated peripheral blood stem cells that gave her a second chance. Shannon and Zach will meet in person for the first time Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30pm during Be The Match Central Regional Meeting at Hotel Contessa located at 306 West Market Street.

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