Tissue Recovery Services

We are a full-service, AATB accredited tissue bank focused on tissue recovery, distribution and storage. Recoveries are led by Certified Tissue Banking Specialists, and primarily performed in our dedicated recovery suite at the Center for Life, in collaboration with University Health System, Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, and San Antonio Eye Bank.

We work with local partners to promote organ, tissue, and eye donation within the community, also providing support to donor families.

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Center for Life

The facility provides dedicated surgical suites to fulfill a donor’s wishes and help the greatest number of recipients possible.

Donation Partners

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center works with hospitals across south Texas to offer families and individuals the opportunity to save and enhance lives through the gift of tissue donation. We support this mission by:

  • Surgically recovering donated tissue for transplantation, research and education
  • Promoting the importance of tissue donation and donor registration in the community
  • Educating clinical staff at our partner hospitals about their role in the donation process
  • Providing support services for donor families through our Grief Support & Life Legacies Program
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Tissue Processors

We maximize the impact of each donor by focusing on the needs of our partners. Our trained surgical staff can recover all common transplantable tissue types including musculoskeletal, skin, cardiac and vascular tissues. Additionally, we can recover other specific tissue types for clinical and non-clinical use.

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Tissue Storage & Distribution

We provide autologous tissue storage services for hospital partners in addition to offering freeze dried, fresh frozen and cryopreserved grafts for orthopedic, cardiac and vascular surgeries.

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Our Donation Partners

We work collaboratively with other organizations that support tissue, eye, and organ donation in our service area

Donor Family Support Program

Our Grief Support and Life Legacies program promotes healing and comfort for donor families.
Commitment to Quality
Quality has been a guiding principle within our organization for more than 45 years.

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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.