There Will Be Blood Drives

Dec 13, 2013

The annual Gift of Life Marathon blood drive in Rutland will aim to beat a national record on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Just what exactly is all that blood used for, and where does it go?

We’ll find out all about blood and blood drives with Mary Brant of the American Red Cross New England and Dr. Mark Fung, director of the Blood Bank at Fletcher Allen Health Care and an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Vermont.

Have you ever donated blood? Have you ever benefited from donated blood, plasma, or platelets? Send your comments or questions to vermontedition@vpr.net

Also today, we begin our special feature, “Vermonters Without Borders.”  This series will focus on local folks who have served abroad in a number of ways. Today we'll hear from Dr. John Lawrence, a Burlington surgeon who worked in Syria this fall.  

Broadcast on Monday, Dec. 16 at noon and 7 p.m.