Georgetown High School hosts 2 mobile blood drives to help area hospitals

Georgetown High School is hosting a blood drive April 13. (Screenshot courtesy Georgetown ISD)
Georgetown High School is hosting a blood drive April 13. (Screenshot courtesy Georgetown ISD)

Georgetown High School is hosting a blood drive April 13. (Screenshot courtesy Georgetown ISD)

The Georgetown High School Health Science department is teaming up with We Are Blood, a blood collection center for Central Texas, to host two blood drives to assist area hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.

Health Science is a pathway of classes within Georgetown ISD that builds a foundation in medicine and offers two state certifications in certified nursing assistant and pharmacy technician, GHS Health Science teacher Maire Beth Mallard said in an email to Community Impact Newspaper.

Mallard said her students usually host two drives a year, but since GISD students have been moved to distance learning until at least April 13, she decided to still organize the mobile drive utilizing the front parking lot of GHS.

The first drive to be held April 6 is already full, Mallard said, but there are still 70 slots available for the April 13 drive as of March 31. Participants must make an appointment and fill out the appropriate paperwork online before arriving, she said. No walk-ups will be accepted, she added.

GHS is located at 2211 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. The drive will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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