Patients in areas served by South Texas Blood & Tissue Center are facing an emergency blood and platelet shortage, as donations have not kept pace with demand this fall.
Staff from South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, along with a donor and patient, showed the steps it takes to get a blood donation from donor to patient
Community Labs, which performs COVID-19 PCR tests for schools and businesses, is expanding to school districts in Laredo and San Marcos.
Helipad will resupply blood for emergency medical providers and aid in major trauma care.
Community Labs, the COVID-19 rapid testing laboratory working in partnership with BioBridge Global, soon will be able to boost testing from 15,000 to 50,000 samples a day.
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.
San Antonio City Council District 4, represented by Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia, is the winner of the second “SA District Challenge” blood drive competition held in August.
In almost 50 years, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has become much more than the community blood bank its founders envisioned in 1973.