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The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, offers a variety of ways for you to stay connected with us. You can read our latest press releases or the Annual Reports. Visit the Events Page to find out what’s coming up. You can watch a video clip from a newscast, view past events in the Photo Gallery or read industry news. For the social media enthusiast, the BioBridge family is known as “Connect for Life,” and can be found on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube. Also, visit our blog here

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June 2, 2017

On May 20, families gathered outside the Donor Pavilion to remember those who they have loved and lost.

Ceremonies to launch the BioBridge Global Memorial Garden included both staff and families who prepared memorial stones for the departed, as well as a ceremonial watering and the unveiling of a memorial bench.

Coordinated by Susan Smith, the BBG Memorial Garden is a memorial to those who have died and a place for the grieving to find comfort. It is adjacent to the Donor Pavilion, open to the public, and the anyone is welcome to add memorials to their loved ones.

The dedication began with individuals sharing their late loved ones’ stories, prompting hugs between strangers and establishing a connection among the group.

The families then wrote messages to their loved ones on rocks to be placed in the garden. While some featured Bible verses and others were adorned with drawings, they all showcased extensive love for those they commemorated.

Proceeds benefit programs to raise awareness about importance of cord blood donations
May 9, 2017

The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation, a subsidiary of the nonprofit biomedical company BioBridge Global, is thrilled to announce the details of its annual marquee fundraising event, the Red and White Ball. The black-tie gala will be Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie St. A cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m., and dinner and dancing begin at 7:30 p.m.

Ginny and Art Bennert are the co-chairs of the 2017 ball.

The event, which began in 2004, helps increase awareness in the community and raise money for the patient services, research and therapy programs of BioBridge Global. Proceeds from this year’s Red and White Ball will be directed to GenCure programs supporting the collection of lifesaving umbilical cord blood donations.

April 19, 2017

The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation raised $38,000 through the Birdies for Charity® program of the Valero Texas Open, ranking 16th overall.

The Foundation owes a huge thank-you to board member Jim Watts for his leadership in getting the organization to the big total.

That high ranking entitled the Foundation to have a team play for it in today’s pro-am portion of the PGA Tour event, which is taking place at TPC San Antonio.

December 2, 2016

BioBridge Global was one of the sponsors of the 2015 San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Healthcare and Biosciences Economic Impact Study, which was released to the community this fall.

The healthcare and biosciences industry is the fastest-growing sector affecting the economic growth of San Antonio. BioBridge Global is a critical part of that sector, from managing the largest community blood center in South Texas to providing services that enable development of regenerative medicine treatments. BBG is taking the lead in this industry and has forged alliances to help serve patients in San Antonio and around the world.

October 18, 2016

Yvonne Ybarra, director of cellular therapy for GenCure, a subsidiary of the San-Antonio based nonprofit biotech BioBridge Global, has been named chair of the Council Advisory Group (CAG) of the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP). She took the role on Oct. 1 and is now a voting member of the NMDP board of directors.

The NMDP’s Be The Match® program facilitates transplants of bone marrow and cord blood for those facing leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers; conducts research; provides support and resources for patients; and provides education for physicians. Volunteer donors join the marrow registry in hopes of being a match for and donating to a patient in need of a cure. With a swab of the inside of the cheek, donors join people around the world who want to help save lives.

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