Con Edison Media Relations
Contact: Joseph Petta
Telephone: (212) 460-4111
For Immediate Release: June 21, 2001
CON EDISON’S INDIAN POINT 2 CO-SPONSORS LOCAL BLOOD DRIVE
Employees Team With Hudson Valley Blood Services To Increase Blood Supplies
BUCHANAN, N.Y. - Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) and Hudson Valley Blood Services will hold a special blood drive at the Indian Point 2 Nuclear Generating Station in Buchanan, N.Y. to help increase donations before the July 4th weekend, a critical period of low blood supply nationwide. The drive, part of the Energy for Life program, is being held on Tuesday, June 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Indian Point 2 Energy Education Center.
“We invite all Con Edison employees and members of the community to take time to help their neighbors this summer by giving blood. It’s easy to do and takes only about an hour. Giving blood saves lives, especially during this time of great need. Our participation in this critical program is another example of the company’s commitment to the communities we serve,” said John Groth, chief nuclear officer for Con Edison.
The Energy for Life program is a nationwide blood-drive program to increase donations from employees of electric companies that operate nuclear power plants. This year's program will consist of blood drives at nuclear-related facilities around the country during the week of June 25, 2001. The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is participating with America’s Blood Centers to coordinate this effort. To donate blood one must be in good health, at least 17 years old, and weigh at least 110 pounds.
Anyone interested in donating blood for the Energy for Life program should contact Elisa Widmer at 914-734-5034 or Ray Vitale at 914-271-7152.