NYPA Visitors Center Hosts Blood Drive To Help Counter Low Supply
January 25, 2011
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 on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Blood supplies are typically low during the winter season because of inhospitable weather, making donations that much more critical in the next few months. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 518-287-6380, but walk-ins are welcome. Please bring identification with a photo and/or signature.
Qualified blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds and have refrained from donating blood in the last eight weeks (56 days). Individuals 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, five miles north of Grand Gorge and 17 miles south of Middleburgh.
■ The New York Power Authority 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.