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    Hispanics needed to help fulfill needs of South Texas patients

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    All ethnicities are always encouraged to donate blood. But in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I’d like to specifically ask the Hispanic community to embrace their ethnicity and use it to help local patients. Here’s why… The majority of Hispanics ...

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    It’s the needles!

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    In my personal experience, it’s not that people don’t want to help others… It’s the needles! A fear of needles seems to be a common reason why people are hesitant to donate. Catherine, an STBTC blood/platelet donor, says she can’t ...

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    Hurricane Season & the Blood Supply

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    Only one month in and storms are already approaching. The 2010 hurricane season has begun and it’s predicted to be a very “active” season, according to an article in USA Today. Click here to read the USA Today article. Hurricanes ...

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    It all began in 1901: The History of World Blood Donor Day

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    Blood transfusions have been studied for hundreds of years. During these experimental years, it was discovered that combining blood from two different people could cause agglutination, or clotting, causing toxic reactions within the body. It wasn’t until 1901 that blood ...

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    Perfect time to recognize our local heroes

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    So there are two great things happening with the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), both include recognizing our local heroes for giving life to others in need. First, local high school students are being awarded for their lifesaving ...

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    Help Save Our Summer!

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    So the kids are out of school. It’s the busiest time of year for travel. With all the vacations and summer activities going on, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center typically sees a decline in donations. But the need ...

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    The Perfect Gift this Mother's Day: LIFE

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    A Donor’s Story: Lisa Lavallie talks to mothers about donating their cord blood every day. As a donor, she tries to reach as many as she can with her message: "This is the gift of life we can give to ...

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    Can we talk about this later?

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    “There are now more than 100,000 people in the United States waiting for lifesaving organ transplants,” says Donate Life America’s 2009 National Donor Designation Report Card. “A million more suffer from blindness, medical conditions or devastating injuries that can be ...

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    The Legacy of Cesar Chavez Alive in Minority Blood Donors

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    Cesar Chavez was born March 31, 1927 in Arizona. As a second generation American, Chavez grew up in a family of migrant farm workers as a result of the Great Depression. Surrounded by the injustices of a farm worker’s life, ...

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    We want to know why you donate

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    So you’re a donor. We want to know why you do it. There are several different reasons for donating blood. Here are just a few we’ve heard: “It’s the right thing to do.” “I know someone who used/needs it.” “Those ...

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