The University of St. Thomas Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, and from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in Room 304, Murray Herrick Campus Center. Allow about 45 minutes to complete the donation process (if you select a time that has fewer donors you probably will get done faster).

Now you can make your appointment online to donate blood. Just go to the Wellness Center’s Web page at http://department.stthomas.edu/WELL and within the Calendar of Events go to the Blood Drive site and select the time slot that best fits your schedule.

If you’re at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds, and in good health, you can give blood every 56 days. The American Red Cross encourages new and previous donors to give this very precious gift.

This year’s Blood Drive is being co-sponsored by the Wellness Center, the Student Health Service, Silver Wings and the sophomore class. Call Dana Farley, (651) 962-6125, if you wish to help or need more information.