Blood donations needed; Pillars of NISD Showdown

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

During the first week of September, there’s even a friendly competition to raise blood donations between two alumni who were recognized as Pillars of Character. Marshall High School graduate Chuck Cureau and Taft High School graduate Karen Grace are participating in the Pillars of Northside Showdown. The goal is 500 blood donations with support from NISD friends, family, and the community.

All blood donations will be tested for the antibody to COVID-19 from June 8 – Sept. 30. The test is free and results will be available online through a donor portal.

Visit SouthTexasBlood.org/testing for more information on testing.

Taft HS/Communications Arts HS LGI Room

Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 11600 FM 471, 78253

Marshall HS Cafeteria

Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 8000 Lobo Lane, 78240

Northside Alternative Middle School Cafeteria

Date/Time: Thursday, Sept. 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 11937 IH 10 W., 78230

Health Careers HS Library

Date/Time: Friday, Sept. 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (by appointment only)

Address: 4646 Hamilton Wolfe, 78229

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.

The Northside Education Foundation is one of the sponsors of the Pillar Showdown.