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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

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
Email: crd@biobridgeglobal.org

Recent Articles:

 

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.

September 9, 2014
BioBridge Global and its nonprofit affiliate, The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation, are pleased to announce the Foundation’s annual marquee fundraising event, the Red and White Ball. The ball will be held at the Marriott Rivercenter on Saturday, Sept. 27, with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner and dancing at 7 p.m.
 
Dr. Michael and Kim Fischer and Dr. Fernando and Beverly Guerra are co-chairs of the 2014 Red and White Ball.
September 28, 2013

You will find the same helpful information as our previous site, but with enhanced features for upcoming events, social media and news as well as easier access to important information.

If you look at the very top of the screen, you will see links to BioBridge Global. BioBridge Global (BBG) is a nonprofit company that oversees and supports The Blood and Tissue Center Foundation, QualTex Laboratories, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, and GenCure. Its mission is to bridge critical medical needs with innovative solutions. The black menu bar has links to information such as About BioBridge, Get Involved, Employment, and Contact Information. There is also a convenient drop down menu to connect to any subsidiary of the BBG network. 

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