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Luella's "Pint for Pint"

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100 Edgewood Road
Asheville, NC 28804

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Asheville Area Blood and Platelet Donors to Enjoy FREE Bar-B-Que

Asheville area blood and platelet donors are in for a delicious treat this holiday season.  The American Red Cross and Luella’s Bar-B-Que are teaming up in December for the 4th annual “Pint for Pint” blood drive.  From December 4 to 31, 2012, all presenting blood and platelet donors will receive a coupon for a FREE pint of BBQ pork, Brunswick stew or a side item from Luella’s Bar-B-Que.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of Luella’s Bar-B-Que and this wonderful ‘thank you’ for our amazing donors,” said Delisa English, chief executive officer, American Red Cross, Carolinas Blood Services Region.  “Donating blood is an opportunity for people to give the most important gift of all this holiday season, the ‘Gift of Life,’ and the Red Cross depends on the kindness of our donors to be able to meet the needs of patients in our area and across the country.”


Asheville Donation Center Location/Hours:

100 Edgewood Road

Asheville, NC 28804


Mondays:  12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.       

Tuesdays/Thursdays:  2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.     

Wednesdays:  7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 29:  7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.        

Saturday, December 22:  9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit  To make an appointment to donate platelets, call 1-877-975-2835.

The Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to 103 hospitals and must have 1,600 people give blood and platelets each weekday to meet hospital demand.  Accident victims as well as patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders and other illnesses receive lifesaving transfusions every day.  There is no substitute for blood and volunteer donors are the only source.

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days.  Platelets can be given safely every two weeks, up to 24 times a year. Most healthy people age 17 and older, 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets.  Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.