Blood donations needed

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has planned multiple blood drives in Northside ISD in January as the need for blood continues amid the coronavirus pandemic. Blood donations are greatly needed to prevent shortages.

Plasma donations are also needed from those who have recovered from COVID-19. While COVID-19 has no proven treatment, it is possible that convalescent plasma, which contains antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19, may provide passive immunity to certain patients with severe forms of the illness. Donors will receive a $60 Visa gift card while supplies last. More information for those potential donors can be found on their website.

The Blood & Tissue Center is no longer providing COVID testing at this time. 

 

Monday, Jan. 11

Location: Farris Athletic Complex 

Time: 1 – 6 p.m. (by appointment only

Address: 8400 North Loop 1604 W., 78249

 

Location: Paul Taylor Field House 

Time: 1 – 6 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 7001 Culebra Road, 78238

 

Tuesday, Jan. 12

Location: Farris Athletic Complex 

Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (by appointment only

Address: 8400 North Loop 1604 W., 78249

 

Location: Paul Taylor Field House 

Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 7001 Culebra Road, 78238

 

Monday, Jan. 18

Location: Aue ES, gym

Time: 1 – 6 p.m. (by appointment only

Address: 24750 Baywater Stage, 78255

 

Location: Leon Springs ES, gym

Time: 1 – 6 p.m. (by appointment only

Address: 23881 IH-10, 78257

 

Location: Brandeis HS, LGI Room

Time: 1 – 6 p.m. (by appointment only

Address: 13011 Kyle Seale Parkway, 78249

 

Location: Stevens HS, LGI Room

Time: 1 – 6 p.m. (by appointment only

Address: 600 N. Ellison, 78251

 

Location: Harlan HS, LGI Room

Time: 1 – 6 p.m. (by appointment only

Address: 14350 Culebra Road, 78253

 

Location: Holmes HS, cafeteria 

Time: 1 – 6 p.m. (by appointment only

Address: 6500 Ingram Road, 78238

 

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

They can also receive items such as e-gift cards and refreshments. January donors will receive a $10 Rudy's Bar-B-Que gift card, $10 Walmart gift card, and points for the online store.