Blood donations needed

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has planned multiple blood drives in Northside ISD in February 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, Feb. 1 and Tuesday, Feb. 2

Location: Farris Athletic Complex

Dates/Times: Monday, Feb. 1, 1 – 6 p.m. (by appointment only)

                      Tuesday, Feb. 2, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 8400 North Loop 1604 W., 78249

 

Location: Paul Taylor Field House

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

          Tuesday, Feb. 2, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 7001 Culebra Road, 78238

 

Saturday, Feb. 6

Location: Briscoe MS, Cafeteria

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 4265 Lone Star Parkway, 78253

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Location: Central Office Board Room

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

Address: 5900 Evers Road, 78238

 

Saturday, Feb. 13

Location: Blattman ES, Cafeteria

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 3300 N. Loop 1604 West, 78231

 

Monday, Feb. 15 - all drives canceled due to inclement weather 

Location: Warren HS, cafeteria  

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

Address: 9411 Military Drive West, 78251

 

Location: Brennan HS, cafeteria

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

Address: 2400 Cottonwood Way, 78253

 

Location: Burke ES, gym

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

Address: 10111 Terra Oak, 78250

 

Location: Kuentz ES,gym

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

Address: 12303 Leslie Road, 78023

 

Saturday, Feb. 20

Location: Vale MS, cafeteria

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 2120 N. Ellison, 78251

 

Location: Cole ES, gym

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 13185 Tillman Ridge, 78253

 

Location: Marshall HS, cafeteria

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 8000 Lobo Lane, 78240

 

Saturday, Feb. 27

 

Location: Clark HS, cafeteria

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 5150 DeZavala Road, 78249

 

Location: Los Reyes ES, gym

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 10785 Triana Parkway, 78023

 

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.