COLORADO SPRINGS — According to national statistics, one in seven people who enter a hospital will require blood. And, every two seconds, someone needs it.

That’s why FOX21 and USA Wrestling worked with Vitalant to host a blood drive last week at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs. Blood donated at that event will stay local and be used for transfusions, organ transplants, research, and trauma-related incidents.

And Vitalant called this drive a success, citing the following stats:

  • 25 first time donors!
  • 9 walk-ins
  • 30 whole blood donations
  • 4 Power Red donations (which we count as two each)
  • 38 donations!!

Vitalant says they consider this blood drive to have collected “over max!”

FOX21 is thankful to everyone who came out to help!