The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will host a community blood drive at the Alamodome this week to increase blood supply after a critical shortage.
The four-day blood drive will take place Tuesday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
The drive is by appointment only to manage flow and avoid crowding. Donors can make an appointment by calling 210-731-5590.
San Antonio health and city officials held a news conference over the weekend to talk about the need to build a blood donation stockpile. The city is experiencing a blood shortage due to people going out less because of fears of the coronavirus.
"As a community, we can't let this happen. We are currently not capable of helping other parts of Texas or the U.S.," said Elizabeth Waltman, chief operating officer for the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center.
All donors will receive either a Valero or a Target gift card, plus another of their choice from the new STBTC Donor Store. Selections include GrubHub, Hulu and Amazon.com.