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
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
September 13, 2021
South Texas Blood & Tissue Center joins nation’s first emergency blood reserve
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is helping to launch a first-in-the nation partnership to ensure blood will be available in mass trauma situations and natural disasters.
Industry
July 7, 2021
BioBridge Global, Vitrafy Life Sciences join forces to advance new cryopreservation technology
Partnership to develop new cryopreservation systems for the advancement of human blood services and advanced cellular therapies
Industry
June 28, 2021
Research & Development: Many paths, two guiding principles
From new assays to new ways of looking at donations, BBG R&D is making an impact.

Latest News

Community
September 13, 2021
South Texas Blood & Tissue Center joins nation’s first emergency blood reserve
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is helping to launch a first-in-the nation partnership to ensure blood will be available in mass trauma situations and natural disasters.
Industry
July 7, 2021
BioBridge Global, Vitrafy Life Sciences join forces to advance new cryopreservation technology
Partnership to develop new cryopreservation systems for the advancement of human blood services and advanced cellular therapies
Industry
June 28, 2021
Research & Development: Many paths, two guiding principles
From new assays to new ways of looking at donations, BBG R&D is making an impact.
Contact Us
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.