Blood donations needed

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has planned multiple blood drives as the need for blood continues amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

The following drives are located in Northside ISD next week.

Harlan High School cafeteria

Dates/Times: Monday April 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday April 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 14350 Culebra Road, 78253

Note: due to construction in the area, access Harlan HS by turning left on to Old FM 471 off of FM 471 (this turnoff comes well before reaching the school). Past the traffic light is the entrance to the bus loop. Park in the bus loop to access the cafeteria.

Holmes High School cafeteria

Date/Time: Friday, April 17, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 6500 Ingram Road, 78238


Blood donation has been designated as an essential public health activity and the Center needs the community to continue to donate blood to prevent shortages, especially during this time.  

Donors need to make appointments online to avoid crowding and abide by social distancing guidelines. 

Donors will receive a $10 H-E-B gift card, a coupon for a free car wash, and a choice of an e-gift card.

For more information, visit the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center website.