South Texas Blood & Tissue Center joins with Valero to encourage blood donors during the annual summertime drop in donations
South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) and Valero have teamed up in June to prevent critical blood shortages in South Texas similar to those occurring across the United States.
Blood shortages, which typically worsen during the summer, have become a common problem in many regions of the country. Although it’s only the first week in June, there already are reports of blood rationing in some areas and the combination of summer heat and thuderstorms will only make shortages worse.
To encourage donations, all donors in June will receive a $10 Valero fuel card and a $5 Sonic gift card. To help boost critical supplies, type O and platelet donors will receive a $20 Valero card and the $5 Sonic card.