Blood Drive March 2017

The next blood donation drive will be on Thursday, March 9th here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. We want to invite you to participate when the donation bus arrives here at the North Central / Stone Oak Office front parking lot at 18756 Stone Oak Pkwy. at 9:15am.
Denise Barnhill is the main point of contact and works tirelessly to coordinate this event. Setup your appointment by emailing Denise here.
She has passed out flyers that read “Give Angelica Another Birthday, Give Blood.”

With many of the medical advances achieved though study and research, it is easy to forget that there are still people out there who are in need of blood.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is a Texas institution and a proud partner with the South Texas health care system. It began in 1973 when three San Antonio physicians, Charles Robinson, M.D., Robert F. Gossett, M.D., and Michael H. Sulak M.D., in conjunction with the Bexar County Medical Society charter the new nonprofit, community blood center, South Texas Regional Blood Bank (STRBB).

In 1901 the discovery of blood groups A, B and O were made. The following year in 1902 the blood group AB was discovered. It wasn’t until 1937 that storing blood for transfusions was established in Rochester’s Mayo Clinic. Fast forward nearly forty years to 1974. That was when the South Texas Regional Blood Bank first opened its doors for volunteer blood donations.

It wasn’t until 1994 that a new location was built on IH-10 and a new name was given to reflect their expanded mission. South Texas Blood & Tissue Center.

Just 25,000 donors gave blood that first year in 1974. The STBTC still strives to encourage blood donations. Because of blood donations from generous donors like you, Angelica survived her brain tumor. She’s now working toward becoming a physical occupational therapist.

Visit their Facebook page here to follow news about continual life saving news.