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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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Please contact:
Corporate Communications
Phone: (210) 731-5519
Mobile: (210) 296-9026
Email: crd@biobridgeglobal.org

Recent Articles:

 

Local patient inspires heroes to look further
June 10, 2016

Every day our recruiters and staff reach into the community to do what seems to be the impossible, to save lives. We pound the pavement inspiring strangers to become heroes, while our techs work round the clock to take what our donors selflessly provide (blood, stem cells, tissue) and transform it into lifesaving treatments for patients in need of transfusions, transplants… and, yes, hope.

But what drives us to do this? On any given day our staff could tell you stories of patients that we’ve fought for and have inspired us. Today that patient is Rowan.

May 12, 2016

When Erin Nichols was asked to compete for the title of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year, she couldn’t say anything but “yes.”

April 13, 2016

One theme always seems to shine through when it comes to donors at any of the BioBridge Global subsidiaries: Helping others first.

From those who give blood products as part of the regular routine, to those called to save a life via stem cells, to new mothers asked to donate cord blood, everyone understands the need to be part of something bigger than themselves.

“My friends don’t see the importance of giving, and I just don’t know why,” says Marcos Perez III, a San Antonio postal worker who has donated more than 90 gallons of blood and platelets in the last 40-plus years. “One donation saved my life a long time ago. I want to give back.”

The commitment to selflessness is year-round, but those donations are recognized specifically in April, which is National Donate Life Month.

February 4, 2016

Emily and Rich Reynolds, the chairmen of the Blood & Tissue Center Foundation board of directors, welcomed new members at a buffet dinner on Jan. 28 at Club Giraud.

The foundation’s mission is to serve as an advocate for, increase community awareness of, and to develop financial and other resources in support of BioBridge Global and its subsidiaries.

New board members for 2016 are Ginny and Art Bennert, Dr. Charles B. Christian Jr., Helen Coronado, Diane Craig, Dr. Harry Eastman, Rhonda Gurinsky, Christy and Dr. John Hinchey, Teresa Hines, Dr. Annette Zaharoff, and Dick Zucker.

January 22, 2016

The organization that works in partnership with the GenCure Marrow Donor Program has launched a subsidiary to focus on cellular therapy.

The National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match announced in a news release that it has formed Be The Match BioTherapies, which will focus on forming partnerships with organizations working on developing new cellular therapy treatments.

In the last 25 years, NMDP/Be The Match has facilitated 74,000 marrow and cord blood transplants, as part of therapies for blood and related disorders. Be The Match BioTherapies will use that experience to work with organizations developing and providing new cellular therapies.

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