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Recent News Articles

Family celebrates autistic teenage son’s life and legacy during National Donate Life Month
April 15, 2019
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For the Marez family, National Donate Life Month in April is a celebration of the life of Jacob Marez, and the lifesaving gifts he gave following his passing in 2016.

Jacob, who was 16 years old when he passed away, had high-functioning autism and was non-verbal. Although he did not speak, he made an impact on anyone he met in life. His mother, Jennifer Marez, wanted him to continue making a difference and decided to donate Jacob’s cornea and tissue.

For the past 21 years, local nurse gives blood, platelets, stem cells, in effort to help save lives in South Texas
April 9, 2019

As the country celebrates National Volunteer Week on April 7-13, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is honoring its volunteers for their blood and stem cell donations, including one of its own nurses. Dot Ward has dedicated the last 21 years to saving lives, not just through her work, but also through her generosity as a blood, platelet and stem cell donor.

To date, Ward has visited STBTC as a donor 51 times and has donated 6.3 gallons of blood and platelets. In 2004, she also gave a lifesaving stem cell donation for a leukemia patient in need of a transplant.

Ward looks back on her history of donation and volunteerism with humility.

Local cord blood program continues to help save lives
March 7, 2019
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The Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB) presented a plaque to the labor and delivery team at Methodist Hospital on Wednesday Mar. 6, recognizing their efforts in collecting umbilical cord blood donations.

Methodist Hospital has been collecting cord blood for TCBB since 2007. In total, 118 cord blood units collected at Methodist Hospital have been sent to transplant centers to help save lives.

GenCure hosts Be the Cure on Campus registry drive to give hope to blood cancer patients like Bella
February 25, 2019
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University of Texas at San Antonio students can save a life by signing up for the marrow donor registry at the Be the Cure on Campus drive now through Sept. 30, 2019. GenCure, a subsidiary of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global, will have information tables on campus Feb. 25-28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paseo, Business Building, McKinney Humanities Building and Sombrilla Plaza on the UTSA Main Campus.

Every person who joins the marrow donor registry gives hope to blood cancer patients like Bella. At 2 years old, Bella is fighting leukemia for the third time. She was first diagnosed when she was 7 months old.

February 19, 2019
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San Antonio-based BioBridge Global was announced today as the anchor tenant at the groundbreaking for the VelocityTX innovation center, located in the redeveloped Merchant’s Ice complex at 1304 and 1305 East Houston St.

BioBridge Global will lease 21,000 square feet to establish the second phase of its GenCure Biomanufacturing program, initially launched in February of 2018. GenCure’s facilities at the new site will include an initial 6,000 square feet of clean-room production space, expandable to 14,000 square feet, and an initial 2,500-square-foot development lab, along with office and meeting space.

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