Fighting Cancer, Former CVPS Head Gives Thanks For Blood Drive

Bob Young, the former head of Central Vermont Public Service, says the annual Gift of Life blood drive that CVPS co-sponsors has taken on a special significance to him. Young was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and blood and platelet donations have been critical in helping him fight the disease.

Rutland Blood Drive Inspires Film

Each December, the people of Rutland come together to give a very special Christmas present — blood. The annual Gift of Life Marathon provides a huge amount of blood at a time when supplies are often critically low. Last year, the event brought in over one thousand pints. Per capita, it’s the largest single day donation in the nation.   

Rutland Blood Drive Sets 1,000 Pint Goal

Every year, hundreds of people gather in Rutland for an unusual holiday party at the Paramount Theater. There are presents, refreshments and lots of good cheer.  The only catch?  You have to give blood.