Vt. group misses 1-day blood drive record

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Posted: Dec 21, 2011 3:23 PM
Vt. group misses 1-day blood drive record

Organizers of Vermont's Gift of Life blood drive marathon say they received 1,855 pints in donations, falling short of setting a national single-day blood drive record.

To set the record, 1,968 pints of blood had to be collected.

Organizer Steve Costello said the national record didn't fall, but Tuesday's event was the largest per-capita blood drive in U.S. history.

Red Cross workers came from five states to help collect the blood.

Collection centers were set up at Rutland's Paramount Theater, the College of St. Joseph and the American Legion.

The national mark was set this fall in Manchester, N.H.