The American Red Cross is teaming up with family and friends and Marceline Fire and Rescue for the 10th consecutive year to host a blood drive in memory of Zach Cupp on Saturday, July 31, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walsworth Community Center, 124 E. Ritchie, in Marceline, MO.
In August 2012, Zach Cupp was only 17 years old when he was killed in a car accident. After the crash, he received several pints of blood during surgery. Zach’s parents, Matt and Laurie Cupp, have organized annual blood drives in his memory as a way of giving back to the community. They hope the efforts of drawing awareness to blood donations inspires others to donate for patients in need. Nearly 1,050 units of lifesaving blood have been donated over the past nine years, including a personal best 191 donations at last year’s drive.
Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and enter/mention sponsor code MarcelineFireDept, or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.