News Advisory: Blood Drive
to Benefit American Red Cross
March 7, 2006
MASSENA: The American Red Cross and the New York
Power Authority (NYPA) will host a Blood Drive at NYPA’s St.
Lawrence-FDR Power Project Hawkins Point Visitors Center. This
drive will give the public an opportunity to find their blood type
and to donate blood desperately needed to lend a helping hand
combating the natural disasters our nation has experienced in the
NYPA will be hosting regular blood drives at the
Hawkins Point Visitors Center for those interested in donating on a
continuing basis. The American Red Cross Staff will ensure all
medical histories remain confidential, and that the drive goes off
without a hitch.
To donate blood, you must be healthy, at least 17
years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood in
the last 8 weeks (56 days). "Healthy" means that you feel well and
can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such
as diabetes or high blood pressure, "healthy" also means that you
are being treated and the condition is under control
During the blood drive, visitors will be able to
view the wide array of interactive exhibits, at the newly
constructed $5 million Visitors Center, on the themes of Water Power
and the St. Lawrence facility, Basics of Electricity and Uses of
Electricity. Children and adults alike will enjoy being able to
touch, see and listen to the many interactive models on display.
Visitors are also sure to enjoy the panoramic views
of the power dam from Hawkins Point.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
TIME: 11:30 am
— 4:30 pm
Admission to the Visitors Center is always free.
DIRECTIONS: From Massena: Take State Route 37 east
to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and
proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the second
right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles. Turn left
onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to the visitors
CONTACT: Jill R. Chamberlain, Community
Relations Associate, NYPA, at 315-764-0226, ext. 300, or
1-800-262-NYPA, if calling from New York State.
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