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

Media is welcome to contact the Corporate Communications Department for more information. We offer:
  • Interviews with experts in their respective medical fields
  • Interviews with Life Links - community members touched by the services of BioBridge Global
  • Informative tours of the facility

Please contact:
Corporate Communications
Phone: (210) 731-5519
Mobile: (210) 296-9026

Recent Articles:


Dr. Norman D. Kalmin helped steer nonprofit into the future
December 11, 2014

Norman D. Kalmin, M.D., who joined the South Texas Regional Blood Bank (STRBB) in 1983 and shaped it into the community pillar called the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), is set to retire in December after 31 years.

Under Kalmin’s guidance, the organization changed its name, moved to its current headquarters, expanded into tissue and biologic testing services, supported the efforts of the National Marrow Donor Program, added an umbilical cord blood bank and initiated the nonprofit subsidiary QualTex Laboratories.

“This has been the journey of a lifetime,” Kalmin said. “I’m honored to have been part of growing this company and harnessing its potential in the healthcare industry. Together with a very supportive board and skilled management staff, I was able steer it in a direction I hoped would maximize its impact, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result.”

December 3, 2014
BioBridge Global is helping to kick off the 10th annual World Stem Cell Summit this week as a co-organizing partner. The summit, taking place in San Antonio, brings together top stem cell and regenerative medicine researchers from over 40 countries, as well as students, patients and investors.
Team members from BioBridge Global subsidiaries GenCure, QualTex Laboratories and the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center will attend panel discussions and learning sessions. They’ll also staff the BioBridge Global booth in the exhibit hall to educate attendees about our services and opportunities to do business with our organization.
Donate blood during National Prematurity Awareness Month
November 5, 2014

Blood donations can help people of all ages, including newborn babies. During the season of giving and National Prematurity Awareness Month, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) encourages eligible donors to give blood this November.

In the U.S., approximately 41,000 units of blood are required daily for patients including premature babies. In many situations involving transfusions for newborns, doctors request a specific type of blood - CMV (cytomegalovirus) negative. CMV is a common virus that is not serious for people with healthy immune systems and is found in about 50 percent of the general public. However, its presence could cause health complications for these tiny patients. It’s important for STBTC to collect donations from people of all blood types to ensure all patients, even the smallest, have a second chance at life.

October 7, 2014

BioBridge Global and its subsidiaries - South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, QualTex Laboratories, GenCure and the Blood & Tissue Center Foundation - are featured in the September/October 2014 issue of San Antonio Woman magazine. A 16-page insert describes BioBridge Global’s history, subsidiaries and services. Click here to view the insert.

September 23, 2014

On Sept. 8, 2014, St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas, located on the campus of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, joined the Texas Cord Blood Bank’s (TCBB) cord blood collection program, making it a certified cord blood collection site. The TCBB, housed on the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center’s San Antonio campus, is a nonprofit program established in 2001 to collect umbilical cord blood, which can benefit patients—usually children—suffering from a number of potentially fatal diseases.