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Recent News Articles

February 18, 2019

The Brothers in Arms program is saving up to 100-200 patients a year with emergency whole blood transfusions at trauma sites, said one of the leaders of the program to The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation’s board of directors.

C.J. Winckler, M.D., Deputy Medical Director of the San Antonio Fire Department, spoke to the group at its quarterly board meeting on Feb. 11.

Cord blood collections at DHR Health Women’s Hospital have helped save lives since 2008
February 12, 2019
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The Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB) presented a plaque today to the labor and delivery teams at DHR Health (DHR) Women’s Hospital for their outstanding efforts in collecting umbilical cord blood donations from generous mothers who give birth at the hospital and decide to donate.

TCBB is a program of GenCure, a subsidiary of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global, and a Texas-wide source of lifesaving cord blood.

“Our hospital is proud to partner with Texas Cord Blood Bank and facilitate cord blood donations. We know how beneficial stem cells found in cord blood can be for someone who is sick,” said Aida Martinez Gonzalez, Vice President of DHR Health Women’s Hospital. “We are honored to have GenCure present our team with a plaque containing the name of the stem cell recipients. It’s special, it signifies the lives we have been able to help and hopefully cure.” 

January 18, 2019
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January is National Blood Donor Month, and to ensure a stable blood supply in the community, blood donors are needed.

Here are five reasons why you should volunteer one to two hours of your time so that lifesaving blood is readily available for patients and hospitals in South Texas.

1. Blood levels dangerously low to start 2019

Blood donations decline over the holiday break and, this year, a number of groups have canceled January drives that would have helped replenish blood supplies.

2. Patient and hospital needs increase in January

January 10, 2019
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Dr. Jessica Raley, Director of Community Engagement and the Apheresis Center at GenCure, recently gave a presentation to faculty, residents and medical students at the UT Long School of Medicine about communication barriers and strategies to improve informed consent.

Dr. Raley was invited to give her presentation by the Pediatrics Grand Rounds Committee. Her presentation, “The Struggle is Real: Examining Communication Barriers and Strategies to Improve Informed Consent,” identified common provider, patient and context barriers to conversations about informed consent.

Her talk was focused on her program of research navigating difficult healthcare conversations like bedside rounds, discharge summaries and patient handoffs.

Blood levels dangerously low to start 2019 – Donors will receive H-E-B gift cards
January 2, 2019
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The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global (BBG), is issuing an appeal for the public to donate blood and for organizations to schedule blood drives to help meet the needs of area patients, which are increasing as the year begins.   

The first weeks in January typically have the highest volume of blood use of the year as medical procedures that were put on hold over the holidays are scheduled. The increase in demand is especially challenging because blood donations decline over the holidays and, this year, a number of groups have cancelled January drives that would have helped replenish blood supplies.

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