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Weather Alert: Oct. 27, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch through 4 p.m. today as a strong cold front, heavy rainfall, and potentially damaging winds move through the Greater Houston area. You may have received the National Weather Service (NWS) push notifications to your portable device via your phone cell provider.

UTHealth Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management is monitoring weather conditions in the Texas Medical Center and will provide UTHealth Alert updates if a threat is detected.

Weather-related warnings are always based on conditions within the Texas Medical Center. Please continue to monitor your local weather conditions and news outlets for your safety.

In case of an emergency, ensure you have contact information at hand to communicate to your supervisor or instructor should you find yourself at risk during inclement weather.

Spring Blood Drive to be held at School of Dentistry March 2

Published: February 04, 2021 by Kyle Rogers

Photo of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center's donor coach.
UTHealth employees and students are encouraged to donate blood.

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will conduct a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the Blood Center’s donor coach outside UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. Donors must be at least 18 years old and present valid ID. Appointments are strongly encouraged and may be made online.

More than 800 donations per day are needed by patients in the Texas Gulf Coast region, and one blood donation can save up to three lives.

To schedule your appointment, please visit For more information, contact Stefanie Villafana at 346-320-7453 or

UTHealth’s Miscellaneous Leave Policy (HOOP 185) allows paid time off for eligible employees to donate blood up to four times per fiscal year. Documentation is required.

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