Vt. Community Breaks National Blood Drive Record
A Vermont community has broken the national record for the most amount of blood collected on a single day.
Organizers of Rutland’s annual Gift-of-Life Marathon say they collected 2,337 pints of blood on Tuesday, beating the old national record of 1,968 set by Manchester, New Hampshire.
Rutland now holds three of the top four spots on the list of the 10 biggest blood drives in U.S. history.
"This is such a statement by the greater Rutland community," said co-organizer Steve Costello from Green Mountain Power. "To outdo every single city and town in America is really mind-boggling."
More than 2,000 people had signed up for the event. They had numerous blood collection sites setup across the community.