RUTLAND (AP) - One of the organizers of Rutland's annual Gift of Life blood drive marathon say the national record they set for a one-day blood drive could stand for some time.

Steve Costello says the Red Cross is reluctant to undertake such a large blood drive again because of the logistical challenges of getting hundreds of staff members in the same place at the same time.

Costello says he was shocked by how far the Tuesday blood drive exceeded the previous national one-day record.

On Tuesday the blood drive collected 2,337 pints, easily beating the previous national record of 1,968 points, held by Manchester, N.H.

This year's Gift-of-Life Marathon in Rutland was the third try to set the national record. Last year the Rutland drive fell 13 pints short.