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Recent News Articles

Mother of three continues to need blood transfusions
April 8, 2019
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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, will thank blood donors throughout April with $10 Subway gift cards. The community blood center hopes to increase lifesaving blood and platelet donations to help local trauma, surgery and cancer patients like 25-year-old Taylor Castro.

Taylor was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive blood cancer, after going to the doctor for an ear infection in October 2018. The diagnosis came just six months after giving birth to her youngest child. Since then, Taylor’s received several rounds of chemotherapy and relies on regular blood and platelet transfusions. She is also searching for a marrow or stem cell match, her only hope for a cure for her leukemia.

Local cord blood program continues to help save lives
March 7, 2019
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The Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB) presented a plaque to the labor and delivery team at Methodist Hospital on Wednesday Mar. 6, recognizing their efforts in collecting umbilical cord blood donations.

Methodist Hospital has been collecting cord blood for TCBB since 2007. In total, 118 cord blood units collected at Methodist Hospital have been sent to transplant centers to help save lives.

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.

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