The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is hosting a blood drive April 20-22 at the Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

Donations are being accepted by appointment only. Slots are available from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Attendees can go to Entrance 2 and find the event in the Cypress Room.

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center serves 26 counties and more than 170 hospitals in southeast Texas. Officials said individuals can prepare for their donation by eating a balanced meal before and after, taking iron supplements, getting plenty of rest and staying hydrated.

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