The Gift of Life marathon in Rutland (population c. 20,000) collected 1,848 pints of blood yesterday, the second-largest one-day blood drive in the US, ever.
So while the target was 1,969 pints, it’s hardly a mark of shamethat we didn’t quite get there. A few little technical snags with the equipment slowed things down earlier in the day and left long delays for walk-ins again (not quite as bad as last year, but not as good as it could/should have been). That may well have been the difference.
Anyway, it was a great day of community spirit and working together. Thanks to CVPS, Catamount Radio and the host sites for their considerable donations of time and energy for a great job.