Some patient need help in more ways than one. Please join us as we support patients like Nattalie, who is in need not only of blood transfusions but also a marrow match.
ALL PRESENTING DONORS WILL RECEIVE:
— a free ticket to San Antonio Zoo (good for any day)
— a $20 gift card from Kirby's Steakhouse
— a wellness exam and thank you gift from the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center
— and more!
Schedule your appointment to donate blood at https://southtexasblood.org/sazoo
(Please note you do not need an appointment to register as a bone marrow donor — it's just a simple cheek swab!)
In 2015, Nattalie was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 9.
On August 16, 2017, Nattalie was admitted to the hospital with a severe fever. After several bone marrow biopsies, doctors diagnosed Nattalie with myelodysplastic syndrome, a condition where her body does not make enough healthy blood cells.
Nattalie's only hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant.
HOW STBTC & GENCURE ARE JUMPING IN TO HELP
Giving blood means bridging the space between two lives. One is healthy, vibrant and generous. The other is experiencing illness, trauma and uncertainty. Making a blood donation is one of the most intimate and priceless gifts one can give and The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is honored to be the bridge between those two lives.
GenCure, a partner and authorized donor center of the Be The Match Program (National Marrow Donor Registry), coordinates donor registration, marrow donation and search activities providing donor suitability, management, collection and processing of stem cells for patients hoping for a cure. Its marrow donor program hosts marrow registration drives and special events across South Texas to find donors for patients like Aaron and promote awareness about the urgent need for more potential donors.