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B2B friendly competition to assist patients in need of transfusions
June 28, 2019
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The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) for the fourth annual B2B Blood Drive Challenge to help address critical blood shortages this summer. The participation of local businesses will help patients across the region who are in need of blood and platelet donations.

The challenge comes at a time when STBTC is looking to prevent blood shortages in South Texas. Shortages of donations during the summer have become a common problem in many parts of the United States. There already have been reports of blood rationing in some US cities and the combination of summer heat and thunderstorms will only make shortages worse.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center joins with Valero to encourage blood donors during the annual summertime drop in donations
June 7, 2019
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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.

May 22, 2019

GenCure is collecting tissue previously discarded as medical waste and reusing it as patches that can heal skin and eye injuries, leaders from the organization told members of The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation board of directors at their May meeting.

February 18, 2019

The Brothers in Arms program is saving up to 100-200 patients a year with emergency whole blood transfusions at trauma sites, said one of the leaders of the program to The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation’s board of directors.

C.J. Winckler, M.D., Deputy Medical Director of the San Antonio Fire Department, spoke to the group at its quarterly board meeting on Feb. 11.

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.

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