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Gift of Life Mini-Marathon this summer

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RUTLAND, Vt. -

It's the return of the Gift of Life Marathon-- but this time it's a mini-marathon.

Rutland's reputation for record-breaking blood drives is no secret in the state. Now they are asking donors to make a summer donation as well.

The event will be much smaller than the Christmas-week mega-drive we've seen in years past. Its one day-- 6 hours-- all at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland.

"We are really hoping, hoping to take a shot at the national record, but that's still up in the air," says Steve Costello with Green Mountain Power.

For the July 16 drive, they hope to collect about 400 pints.

To make an appointment, visit -- www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation

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