On June 30, 2023

Blood needed


Dear Editor,

The Pete Giancola Gift-of-LIfe Mini Marathon Blood Drive is fast approaching — but appointments are not filling fast at all.  At this point last year, we had twice as many appointments as we have right now for the July 11 drive, which will be held at the Rutland Elks Club and the Franklin Event Center at Howe Scale.  Can you help?

Please consider giving this life-saving gift in honor of Rutland resident Pete Giancola, whose life was extended by 10 years thanks to donors like you.  Donating is simple and virtually painless, and appointments are available for either location by calling 800-RED-CROSS or visiting  redcrossblood.org.  

While supplies last, donors will receive a free pen from Green Mountain Power, a dry bag from the Red Cross, and a book about Vermont’s working forests.

Steve Costello,


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