Wendy Rigby

Bioscience and Medicine Reporter

Wendy Rigby is a San Antonio native who has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. She spent two decades at KENS-TV covering health and medical news. Now, she brings her considerable background, experience and passion to Texas Public Radio.

Wendy has earned dozens of awards for medical reporting from various state and national organizations including the Texas Medical Association, the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and the Dallas Press Club. She has been honored with two Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Wendy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Print and Broadcast Journalism from Trinity University in San Antonio. She graduated summa cum laude.

She lives in San Antonio with her husband. Wendy has two adult children and a menagerie of pets. She enjoys music, reading, watching movies, cross-stitching and travel.

Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the BioScience and Medicine News Desk including  Xenex Disinfection Services, The John and Rita Feik Foundation, The John and Susan Kerr Charitable Foundation, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Jean Cheever and San Antonio Technology Center.  Additional support comes from Cappy and Suzy Lawton and InCube Labs.

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Cancer is a devastating disease that the American Cancer Society predicts will claim more than half a million American lives this year alone.

This holiday, The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is making an urgent plea for blood. Blood donations have dropped 20 percent in the past four years. One factor is a lack of young people heeding the call.


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The need for donated blood in our area is critical today.

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is putting out an urgent plea for help, trying to gather up 2,000 donations by the Fourth of July.

A circumstantial “perfect storm” has made this week particularly challenging.

Dr. Samantha Gomez is the Associate Medical Director for the blood bank.

University Health System

In the last 6 years, the number of seriously injured children treated at University Hospital has gone up a whopping 78 percent.

Now comes word that the American College of Surgeons has verified University as a Level One pediatric trauma center, one of only five in Texas.

To earn that designation, the hospital had to demonstrate its expertise in research, education and treatment of the youngest emergency patients.

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San Antonio-area residents who have Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance will soon have another choice for treatment. A clinic chain once off-limits is now accessible. 

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