Houston Chronicle (Internet / Print) 02/23/06 http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/3679115.html When Bill T. Teague began his career in blood banking as a medical technology student in the late 1950s, the field was just taking off. Teague, who studied and later taught blood banking at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, was heading Austin's blood bank when he was selected for the Houston job. The field fascinated him. "When you transfused patients, you saved lives. There was no substitute for it," he recalled. "We got to see patients that we treated get well, and then we got to work with the healthy public who were the donors. And I'm a people person."