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Blood Services

South Texas Blood & Tissue (STB&T) is a nonprofit community blood center that provides blood, plasma, platelets and other blood components to more than 100 hospitals and healthcare providers throughout Texas and beyond. As the largest blood supplier in the region, STB&T conducts hundreds of mobile blood drives each year and provides over 400,000 units of blood to our healthcare partners.

Our Products

We provide Red Blood Cells, Single Donor Platelets, Plasma, Cryoprecipitate, and Platelet Concentrate among other blood components for transfusion.

STB&T pioneered a Low-Titer O Whole Blood program used for emergencies, in pre-hospital settings.

In February 2020, STB&T became the first civilian blood center licensed by the FDA to provide Cold-Stored Platelets, which have a shelf-life of 14 days.

In response to the current pandemic, STB&T started collecting and providing COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma in April 2020.

We are also able to support Research Institutions by providing products such as Buffy Coats and other blood components.

STB&T provides transfusion services and crossmatching testing.
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Resources

Education

Researchers

Physicians

HemaControl Online Ordering Portal
A web-based ordering system designed to facilitate the blood ordering process and allow you to place orders in real time, track order status and schedule sample pickups.

Not a user? Contact us.
To view the Circular of Information for the Use of Human Blood and Blood Components
To view the Circular of Information for the Use of Human Blood and Blood Components

Additional Guidance

Commitment to Quality
Quality has been a guiding principle within our organization for more than 45 years.

Latest News

Community
April 8, 2022
Adrienne Mendoza: Taking on challenges
Adrienne has taken on multiple challenges throughout her career, stretching her capabilities and her knowledge of her interests while thinking of herself a lifelong learner and adventurer.
Community
April 1, 2022
BioBridge Global bids farewell to Elizabeth Waltman
Surprise guests, heartfelt thanks and a really big card helped the organization commemorate the retirement of Elizabeth Waltman.
Industry
March 31, 2022
South Texas Blood & Tissue Apheresis Center achieves FACT accreditation 
Rigorous review process leads to accreditation for peripheral blood collection under high quality care for patients 

Latest News

Community
April 8, 2022
Adrienne Mendoza: Taking on challenges
Adrienne has taken on multiple challenges throughout her career, stretching her capabilities and her knowledge of her interests while thinking of herself a lifelong learner and adventurer.
Community
April 1, 2022
BioBridge Global bids farewell to Elizabeth Waltman
Surprise guests, heartfelt thanks and a really big card helped the organization commemorate the retirement of Elizabeth Waltman.
Industry
March 31, 2022
South Texas Blood & Tissue Apheresis Center achieves FACT accreditation 
Rigorous review process leads to accreditation for peripheral blood collection under high quality care for patients 
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Certifications
Our organization complies with multiple U.S. and international standards. A full list of accreditations, certifications and registrations can be found here.