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Every two seconds someone in the US needs blood. Blood cannot be manufactured; it can only come from generous donors. Recognizing the great need for blood donations, The Chocolate Fetish is sponsoring the Red Cross’ Asheville Blood Donation Center for the month of March. Blood donors will receive a coupon for a free chocolate from The Chocolate Fetish (a $4-5 value), and they will get to choose from over 20 different flavors, including favorites like dark chocolate with almonds and peanut butter swirl.
The Chocolate Fetishhey is also leading a group donation during which employees will have the chance to give blood during their regularly scheduled shifts. General manager Elizabeth Foley says, "One of my closest friends (and a former Chocolate Fetish employee) is donating a kidney to her brother, so the blood drive really hits home for me. I am giving blood this month to support her and her family."
For more information on donating blood visit the Red Cross online. or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. The Asheville Blood Donation Center is located at 100 Edgewood Ave (off Merrimon Ave).