Akins Early College High School Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Austin Disaster Relief Network

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Austin ISD is #AISDProud this past week as Akins Early College High School's Health Science Technology program donated personal protective equipment to the Austin Disaster Relief Network.

The supplies donated by the school included 15 cases of isolation gowns, 15 boxes of surgical masks, 20 boxes of surgical gloves, 30 boxes of non-latex gloves, and about 100 gowns and shoe cover booties.

“Everyone was happy and surprised by the amount we ended up donating,” said Jennifer Pittaway, Akins health science teacher. “As I unloaded the supplies out of my vehicle, volunteers were packing everything on a pallet in trucks to send straight to the hospital. The healthcare workers expressed that there was no wait time as they had a desperate need for (personal protective equipment) at all the hospitals in Austin.” 

All the supplies donated came from the Akins Health Science Technology, which is part of Austin ISD’s Career and Technical Education program. The health science program provides students with the academic knowledge and technical skills they need to pursue a career in healthcare such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy and more.

For more information on Akins Health Science Technology Program and all the great work they have done, you can visit www.akinseagles.org or the health science page at https://www.akinseagles.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=300387&type=d&pREC_ID=863075.