Blood Drive to Be Held at NYPA
July 21, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
www.donatebloodnow.org). 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
■ 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 www.nypa.gov.
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