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School of Dentistry to host blood drive June 20

Published: June 06, 2023 by Kyle Rogers

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center donor coach parked outside UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry.
The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will conduct a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 20. The drive will be held in the Blood Center’s donor coach outside UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. Photo by Kyle Rogers.

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry will host a blood drive in conjunction with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 20.

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. One blood donation could help save up to three lives.

To schedule your appointment, please visit Go.uth.edu/blood-drive. For more information, contact Stefanie Villafana, blood drive coordinator, at 346-320-7453 or svillafana@giveblood.org.

The School of Dentistry routinely holds blood drives throughout the calendar year. At its March 21 date, 25 units of blood were collected, which will be used to save 75 lives.

UTHealth Houston’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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