Blood supply at critical level in San Antonio, surrounding areas
SAN ANTONIO – The blood supply in San Antonio and the surrounding area is at a critical low. It’s why blood drives in the community are so important— like the one the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is holding today at Antonian College Preparatory High School. The blood drive is in honor of 2-year-old Amy, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. It’s very sad in our community of people that have cancer and need platelets, plasma or whole blood,” Christy Crawcraft with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center said. The blood drive today is happening inside the gym on the Antonian campus until 2 p.m.
Limited slots remain open for Morgan’s Wonderland blood drive
SAN ANTONIO – Day 1 of the Morgan’s Wonderland blood drive is complete, and organizers hope to have just as good a turnaround for the drive’s second day. The blood drive is in partnership with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center (STBTC). Morgan’s Wonderland staff members say they know this is a community need with which they can assist. "Due to COVID-19, right now giving blood and donating blood is extremely important to our community," Morgan's Wonderland Chief Missions Officer Brooke Kearney said. Click here for the link to sign up for the blood drive.
STBTC hosting blood drive where donors can win free airline tickets
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is hosting a blood drive where donors will be able to enter to win two free airline tickets or a gift card up to $100. The drive will take place at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Memorial Day and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Donors will also receive an H-E-B gift card and their choice of a thank-you gift from the online donor store. Blood types O negative and positive urgently needed in San Antonio hospitalsThe STBTC estimates that it needs 500 donors a day to keep up with current demand for patients in the area. Donors are required to make an appointment to avoid overcrowding.
Double Down Blood Drive kicks off Thursday at Alamodome
Published: May 19, 2020, 10:32 pm Updated: May 21, 2020, 7:05 amSAN ANTONIO – The Double Down Blood Drive kicks off Thursday to give people two chances to do some good during one event. For every blood donation made at the event, the Silverado Event Center will donate $5 to the San Antonio Food Bank. City leaders urge residents to donate blood, plasma for COVID-19 patientsThe blood drive will run Thursday through Saturday at the Alamodome. The South Texas Blood and Tissue is making it easy by allowing participants to set up appointments online at southtexasblood.org. Those who donate blood may receive an H-E-B gift card.
Many donors a ‘no show’ for blood drive held at Holmes High School
SAN ANTONIO – The COVID-19 pandemic has led to some changes in the way people donate blood in our area. Still, officials at the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center said donors are needed, especially those with Type-O blood. On Friday, a blood drive was held at Holmes High School on Ingram Road. “It’s my 80th donation.”The blood drive was moved to Holmes High School as part of an effort by the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center to abide by social distancing guidelines while continuing the mission to save lives. If you missed Friday’s blood drive, there will be one every day for the foreseeable future.
South Texas Blood & Tissue Center holds week-long blood drive to build supply amid coronavirus outbreak
SAN ANTONIO – The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is holding a week-long community blood drive in hopes of building up a 15-20 day blood supply amid the coronavirus outbreak. SAQ: Why blood donations are so important during the coronavirus pandemicThe blood drive will be held at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, near the intersection of Loop 1604 and Highway 281, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m from March 23 to March 27. Health officials: South Texas blood supply at risk of collapsing due to lack of donationsThe STBTC must collect over 400 units of blood to help patients, health officials have said. STBC has added additional sanitation measures and temperature checks of potential donors and staff as they enter facilities, officials said. The community blood drive is a partnership between STBC, Alzafar Shriners and South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital.
Blood supply dramatically impacted by coronavirus fears
Blood supply dramatically impacted by coronavirus fearsPublished: March 17, 2020, 6:39 pmAware that potential donors these days need reassurance it’s safe to give blood, the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center has taken extra precautions during its blood drive that wraps up Wednesday.
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center holding blood drive amid critical shortage
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center holding blood drive amid critical shortagePublished: March 17, 2020, 5:18 pmAs the coronavirus pandemic continues, the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is holding a blood drive to keep up with demand
Can you donate? Center issues emergency appeal for blood to boost ‘dangerously low inventories’
SAN ANTONIO – The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is asking for help. The group said it’s issuing an emergency appeal for donations, to boost dangerously low inventories and meet growing patient needs. About 12% of the orders from South Texas hospitals are O-negative, according to a news release from the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. The blood center is even extending hours in this time of need, starting Thursday. Regardless of the time of year, “The need is always there – once every four minutes, someone in South Texas needs blood," Waltman added.