South Texas Blood & Tissue Center seeking summer donations

Every year, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center forms partnerships with businesses across San Antonio for company blood drives.

Those joint efforts play a major role in saving patients across South Texas, since a single donation can help up to three people who need a transfusion.

The need for blood is year-round, but there are times, especially during the summer, when the total number of donations decline. Families go on vacations and high school students – who made more than 26 percent of all STBTC donations in 2014 – are not around to take part in school-sponsored blood drives.

As a result, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is asking San Antonio-area business owners to encourage their employees to donate this summer.

They can locate one of the five San Antonio donors rooms and schedule an appointments by calling 210-731-5590 or visiting

Blood and blood products have a limited shelf life, and needs can change across the region with a single accident or complicated medical procedure.

About the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is a nonprofit community blood center providing blood, plasma, platelets and other blood components to hospitals across South Texas. STBTC has seven donor rooms in South Texas and conducts multiple mobile blood drives each week.