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Blood Drive Scheduled for NYPA Facility

Jill Chamberlain
315-764-0226, ext. 300

September 22, 2006

MASSENA—The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.  Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Blood donors must be between the ages of 17 and 75, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.  The American Red Cross staff will ensure that all medical histories remain confidential.

The admission-free visitors center will be open during its normal hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 center. 

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 ■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.