Blood Services

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) 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, STBTC 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.

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

In February 2020, STBTC 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, STBTC 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.

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

Latest News

Industry
October 13, 2020
QualTex Launches Cellular Therapy Testing Services
Lab to support researchers developing new treatments for global healthcare market QualTex Laboratories, a subsidiary of San Antonio-based nonprofit BioBridge Global, has expanded its offerings to include cellular therapy testing […]
Industry
September 21, 2020
Scientists struggle to develop artificial blood
Despite 150 years of research, major roadblocks keep scientific ‘Holy Grail’ out of reach. 
Foundation
August 5, 2020
San Antonio doctor encourages recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma
Dr. Jairo Melo, one of San Antonio’s biggest proponents of convalescent plasma treatments, has a simple message for anyone who has recovered from COVID-19. “I encourage everybody – everybody – who has recovered […]

Latest News

Industry
October 13, 2020
QualTex Launches Cellular Therapy Testing Services
Lab to support researchers developing new treatments for global healthcare market QualTex Laboratories, a subsidiary of San Antonio-based nonprofit BioBridge Global, has expanded its offerings to include cellular therapy testing […]
Industry
September 21, 2020
Scientists struggle to develop artificial blood
Despite 150 years of research, major roadblocks keep scientific ‘Holy Grail’ out of reach. 
Foundation
August 5, 2020
San Antonio doctor encourages recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma
Dr. Jairo Melo, one of San Antonio’s biggest proponents of convalescent plasma treatments, has a simple message for anyone who has recovered from COVID-19. “I encourage everybody – everybody – who has recovered […]
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For additional information about our products and services.
Certifications
Our organization complies with multiple U.S. and international standards. A full list of accreditations, certifications and registrations can be found here.