Blood donations needed; free antibody testing

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

All blood donations will be tested for the antibody to COVID-19 through Oct. 31. The test is free and results will be available online through a donor portal.

Visit for more information on testing.


Paul Taylor Field House

Dates/Times: Wednesday Oct. 14, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 7001 Culebra, 78238


Myers ES gym

Date/Time: Sunday Oct. 18, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 3031 Village Parkway, 78251


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

Donors can also receive items such as e-gift cards and refreshments.