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Blood Drive and Raffle to be Held at NYPA Visitors Center

Steve Ramsey

January 3, 2008


NORTH BLENHEIM—The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project visitors center from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10. 

In celebration of National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, all January donors will be eligible to enter an American Red Cross-sponsored drawing. The two winners will be reimbursed for one month’s gas and electric bills.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 1-800-724-0309.

Qualified blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds and have refrained from donating blood in the last eight weeks (56 days). Donors must also display identification proving they are at least 17 years old, or 16 years old with a signed parental permission form (the forms are available on the Web at People with chronic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure must demonstrate that the condition is under control.

The NYPA visitors center is located on State Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.

 About NYPA:

■    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.

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