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Recent News Articles

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.

STBTC holds 3rd Annual Chalk Art Festival: Picassos under the Pavilion
April 14, 2012

SAN ANTONIO ─ In an effort to increase community awareness about life-saving donations, the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center (STBTC) is inviting the community to participate in the 3rd Annual Picassos under the Pavilion Chalk Art Festival Saturday, April 14 from 9am – noon at the STBTC Donor Pavilion. The event theme is “Connect for Life” and will celebrate the donors and patients who have been connected through components such as blood, tissue, cord blood and marrow. Artists will be able to express this theme through chalk artwork on our sidewalk in front of our newest facility. Picassos under the Pavilion is aimed to educate the San Antonio community about how they can help those in need of life-saving components.

Festivities at Picassos under the Pavilion will include:

Cord blood units also studied for use in diabetes research
February 27, 2012

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Cord Blood Bank today announced it has reached the milestone of banking more than 10,000 units of life-saving umbilical cord blood for the statewide repository.

The Texas Cord Blood Bank has been able to provide more than 1,000 cord blood units for transplant and research. One example is the use of cord blood by renowned pediatric hematologist-oncologist Dr. Joel Weinthal director of the Stem Cell Transplant and medical director of the Apheresis Program at Medical City Hospital in Dallas.

February 14, 2012

AUSTIN —On Feb. 14, 2012, St. David’s Medical Center became the first hospital in Austin to join the Texas Cord Blood Bank’s (TCBB) cord blood collection program. The TCBB, a division of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), is a nonprofit program established by the Texas legislature in 2001 to collect umbilical cord blood, which can benefit patients, usually children, suffering from a number of potentially fatal diseases. 

“We are pleased that St. David’s Medical Center is the first in Austin to collect this life-saving resource at no cost to our patients,” according to Don Wilkerson. “By collecting cord blood donations, we have the potential to help save lives, not only in our immediate area, but also across the globe.”

January 12, 2012

SAN ANTONIO - South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is urgently requesting all eligible donors to give blood. We thank donors who answered the call for blood over the New Year holiday weekend; however, the current community blood inventory is at a less than one day supply. That is far short of the normal status of a three to four day reserve.  All blood types are at critically low levels, and this poses a threat to our community.  

Several factors have caused the blood supply to fall to critical levels. Blood usage at local hospitals has increased significantly since the beginning of the year. “Traffic accidents are the most frequent call type our Emergency Medical Services (EMS) receives. Donating blood is one way to help,” states Deborah Foster with SAFD.  

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