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Recent News Articles

Lone Star Circle of Life tour kicks off in San Antonio, bringing awareness to the gift of life
September 29, 2017

The Lone Star Circle of Life Bike Tour continues to raise awareness of the need for life-saving donations of blood, bone marrow, cord blood, organs and tissue. Cyclists will begin the 600-mile ride Saturday at 10 a.m. at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center donor Pavilion. Cyclists will be riding for local honorees who have needed or donated these precious gifts of life. Some of the honorees include:

Aaron Brady

Teams to recruit for the Be The Match registry at more than 30 H-E-B grocery stores on Saturday, Sept. 16
September 11, 2017

One of the world’s largest World Marrow Donor Day events will take place across San Antonio on Saturday, Sept. 16.

For six hours that day, the GenCure Marrow Donor Program will be signing up potential donors for the national Be The Match registry at more than 30 H-E-B grocery stores in San Antonio.

South Texans respond to appeals for donations; donor room hours extended
August 29, 2017

 

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) sent out 350 units of blood on Tuesday in the first large wave of shipments to the hurricane-ravaged Texas Coastal Bend.

Blood drives from Corpus Christi to Houston have been canceled and donation rooms closed following widespread damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

As a result, STBTC and blood centers across the country are sending units of red blood cells and platelets to the region.

In South Texas, donors have responded to appeals since the hurricane made landfall on Saturday, making more than 1,600 donations. Monday alone, there were more than 700, almost 400 more than on a typical Monday.

Less than a day of blood on the shelf
August 25, 2017

Blood donations are needed now to help prepare South Texas hospitals for Hurricane Harvey, at a time when our community already is facing serious blood shortages – less than a day’s supply is available.

Efforts are being made to build the blood supply at all trauma centers, and local hospitals are reporting an influx of patients from the Corpus Christi area as well.

The added demand has put a strain on the supply of all blood types, but especially O negative and O positive. Having enough blood on the shelves can mean the difference between life and death for car accident victims, cancer patients and others.

As a safety measure for our employees and donors, the Victoria donor room has been closed until Monday, affecting the current blood supply. We are asking all donors who can safely travel to a donor room in San Antonio or New Braunfels to please come in.

August 1, 2017

By Meaghan Flores

There is a possibility that the Zika virus could be more widespread in Africa than previously thought, a major concern to researchers around the world because of the potential for another outbreak.

The 2015 Zika outbreak emerged in Brazil, but knowledge of the virus dates back the 1940s, when it was first discovered in Uganda, Tanzania, and Nigeria. Since then the disease has spread across the world. By February 2016, the virus had spread rapidly across the Americas, with more than 20 countries reporting local transmission.

Zika has proven to be more complex than originally thought, as some of the trends and abnormalities seen in the outbreak of the virus in the Americas have not been the same as in Africa. This could be because there are two separate linkages of the virus, one originating in Africa and the other in Asia, or because health care systems in Africa are poor and aren’t detecting the virus well.

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