CoA employees give at the AFD/APD Blood Drive


A big thanks to all of the City of Asheville employees who came out and donated at the Asheville Fire Department and Asheville Police Department Blood Drive on October 24. The drive, held in the City of Asheville Municipal Building that houses both the APD and AFD, saw donors from multiple departments contributing where it counts.

“In our business, we see first hand that blood is always a precious commodity when it comes to saving lives,” said AFD Chief Scott Burnette. “We’re glad to host an event that helps that cause.”


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“Donating blood is an opportunity for people to give the most important gift of all, the ‘Gift of Life,’” said Stacy Taylor, Donor Resources, American Red Cross, Carolinas Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross depends on the generosity of volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients in our area and across the country.”