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, March 1.
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.
The School of Dentistry routinely holds blood drives throughout the calendar year. At its Dec. 6, 2021, date, 24 units of blood were collected, which will be used to save 72 lives.
The March 1 drive marks the first blood drive of 2022 at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. Future dates include June 21, Sept. 20, and Dec. 6; all Tuesdays.