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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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Recent Articles:

 

More than $250,000 raised since 2011
April 7, 2015

The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation hosted an event recently for the Ruskin C. Norman Founders’ Circle to celebrate members’ contributions and update them about what their contributions have helped accomplish to support GenCure’s Texas Cord Blood Bank.

Some 40 members attended the event at the San Antonio Country Club. South Texas Blood & Tissue Center COO and Foundation Executive Director Elizabeth Waltman gave a presentation about the impact members of the Founders’ Circle have on patients our organization has met through our services. Sharon Beales from the GenCure Cord Blood Center also spoke about how member support helps drive our mission of helping to save and enhance lives.

BioBridge Global takes part by drawing and testing blood of survivor
February 27, 2015

A team from BioBridge Global’s South Texas Blood & Tissue Center successfully drew a unit of blood Thursday, Feb. 26, from Dr. Akinniyi Emmanuel Fadipe, a Nigerian doctor who survived the Ebola virus. He was drawn at research firm XBiotech in Austin, and they will use it to continue their search for a treatment for those afflicted with the devastating virus.

BioBridge Global is first stop in part of research project
February 23, 2015
Nigerian doctor and Ebola survivor travels to San Antonio to give blood sample

A Nigerian doctor who survived the Ebola virus visited BioBridge Global in San Antonio on Feb. 24 to donate a blood sample and possibly participate in research aimed at treating victims of the devastating disease.

A team from the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center will draw the blood of Dr. Akinniyi Emmanuel Fadipe of Nigeria, and sister affiliate QualTex Laboratories screened the sample to see if he qualifies for a research project underway at Austin-based biotechnology firm XBiotech. STBTC and QualTex are subsidiaries of BioBridge Global.

Dallas startup Bloodbuy is using STBTC to pilot its business for innovation competition
February 5, 2015

What do Harvard University, blood and a Dallas-based health care technology startup have in common?

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center!

Once again taking the lead in cutting-edge medical research, STBTC and BioBridge Global will figure prominently in a case study that will be presented by the Harvard Business and Medical Schools at the Forum on Healthcare Innovation conference in April. A researcher from Harvard Business School will be touring STBTC operations on Friday, Feb. 6, to gather information to write the study. (To view photos from the visit, click here.) 

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center draws blood of Ebola survivor
January 21, 2015

BioBridge Global (BBG) is helping make history in partnership with XBioTech, an Austin bioscience firm searching for a treatment for Ebola

A team from South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), which is now part of BBG, drew the blood of Ebola survivor Amber Vinson, a Dallas nurse who was infected with the virus in October while treating a man with the disease last fall. She has since recovered and is no longer contagious.

“We are thrilled to help our partner in this endeavor,” said Dr. Rachel Beddard, BBG medical director. “We have the means to provide raw materials for biomedical research, and we’ve been a partner of this firm for more than four years. We’re proud to be part of research that can make a difference worldwide.”

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