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Blood Drive to Be Held at NYPA Visitors Center

Steve Ramsey

July 21, 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 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 31. 

Appointments to give blood can be scheduled by calling the visitors center at 1-800-724-0309. 

Qualified 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. 

Before or after giving blood, donors can enjoy a wide array of hands-on exhibits at the admission-free visitors center, which presents information on the themes of basics of electricity, uses of electricity and the operation of New York’s largest pump-storage electric power project. 

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.  ■   For more information, please go to

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