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November 15, 2018

Every time a cord blood unit for a patient leaves the Texas Cord Blood Bank, it reinforces the lifesaving mission of the GenCure program.

“What’s moving to me every time we send out a unit is the thought of the recipient,” said Rogelio Zamilpa, senior director of apheresis and cord blood in GenCure. “Not by name, of course, but knowing it could be going to help, for example, a 2-month-old baby that has leukemia. That’s pretty powerful.”

TCBB was established by the Texas legislature in 2001 to collect umbilical cord blood, which can help patients, usually children, suffering from potentially fatal blood conditions.

November 7, 2018

Throughout November, blood donors in San Antonio area will receive a gift card from one from the following sponsors Topgolf or Rudy’s Bar-B-Q as a thank you from The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global, for helping the community. The Center is preparing for the upcoming holidays when the need for blood donations is great, but blood and platelet donations when frequent donors go on vacation.

In appreciation of those who donate in November, STBTC will be giving away coupons:

Las Palapas and STBTC thank donors for saving lives
October 3, 2018
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The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global, in collaboration with Las Palapas Restaurants, will provide San Antonio donors with a coupon and FREEquent buyer card for three free Las Palapas breakfast tacos for every blood and platelet donation in October.

The center is still recovering from a summer that saw a 20 percent drop in collections and hopes the new donor recognition gift will encourage people to schedule a donation.

“We know our donors don’t give blood because they get food or a t-shirt, but we hope they recognize that we truly appreciate their time and effort to help patients in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul, STBTC associate medical director. “We’ve had some great local partners in the past, and we hope our donors enjoy this small token of our appreciation.”

September 21, 2018
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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.”

September 5, 2018
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Legally, The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation began on Aug. 19, 2002 when a charter was filed with the state of Texas.

But the origins date to Valentine’s Day, 1993, when a small group of local dignitaries and officials of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center broke ground on a new facility for the center on Interstate 10. The date was noteworthy because the double hearts had been the organization’s logo for more than 20 years, including its time in the 1920s-era YWCA building in downtown San Antonio.

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