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UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry will be closed from Monday, Dec. 25, to Monday, Jan. 1, in observance of winter break.

The School of Dentistry will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, and the Urgent Care Clinic will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 3 (by appointment only).

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 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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