Congrats in order

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… Continue reading Congrats in order

Gift of Life update

The blood drive is off to a quick start today ... far more organized than just a couple of years ago when the target was a paltry 1,000 pints. Today's target is the national one-day record of 1,969 pints. Walk-in wait time is under two hours, so far, far less than you're used to at… Continue reading Gift of Life update

Now the record is up to the Red Cross (and us)

The folks at the Gift of Life marathon have filled their 2,100 appointment slots for the Dec. 20 blood drive. That means CVPS has done the biggest part of its job -- advance publicity and organizing. Steve Costello gets the lion's share of the recognition for his work with the blood drive, but CV's Chuck Piotrowski is juggling… Continue reading Now the record is up to the Red Cross (and us)