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Global Blood Fund Helps Find Donor Beds New Homes in Mexico

Thirty donor beds were sent to multiple blood centers across Mexico after San Antonio's South Texas Blood & Tissue donated them through Global Blood Fund.


All of us at Our Blood Institute recognize the vital importance of blood – in fact, it's why we do what we do! But we also understand that it takes more than blood to save a life: it requires phlebotomists, a compassionate community and, of course, the right equipment.

Providing blood donation equipment to poorly resourced countries has been a pillar of Global Blood Fund's work since its founding by OBI nearly 15 years ago. In that time, the international charity has delivered blood bags, centrifuges, blood mixers, donation buses and more to countries all across the world.

Last month was no different. When San Antonio's South Texas Blood & Tissue decided it was time for their donor beds to be replaced, they got in touch with GBF. In no time at all, the beds were spoken for. The 30 beds would be soon make their way across Mexico and into Chihuahua City to be refurbished. Five stayed with a donor center in Chihuahua, while the remaining 25 were sent to centers further south in Monterrey and Guadalajara, Mexico.

In an Instagram post following the donation, South Texas Blood & Tissue wrote that they are "thrilled to have new beds to keep our lifesaving donors comfortable and honored to send the used beds to a new home where they will continue to save lives."

We are too! Thanks STB&T for your donation. Three blood centers will be putting these donor beds to use for years to come.

Be a Part of Global Blood Fund's Aid Efforts

Want to help make blood transfusions safer and more accessible across the world? Let your OBI phlebotomist know you would like to donate the cost of your gifted T-shirt to GBF the next you come in and you'll be helping support initiatives just like this one.

Don't want to let go of your OBI shirt? Understandable! We've included info on some additional ways to support GBF right here.

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