The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global (BBG), will be thanking blood and platelet donors with commemorative T-shirts through Sept. 30 The Center had a 20 percent reduction in collections during the summer months because schools were not in session and frequent donors were on vacation.
Last year, events including Hurricane Harvey and the tragedy of Southerland Springs affected the community blood supply, South Texas donors rallied to help area patients and hospitals who needed blood transfusions.
“Our volunteer donors have always answered the call to help, and last year was no different. Today is no different,” said Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul, STBTC associate medical director. “We wanted a donor thank-you gift that would recognize and thank our donors for their resiliency and commitment to always helping patients and neighbors in need.”