HARTLAND, Wis. (May 14, 2018) — Family, friends and community members are invited to roll-up a sleeve and donate blood in memory of Tom Kaupp, Tuesday, June 5, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Lake Country Lutheran High School in Hartland.
Tom passed away Nov. 30, 2016, at age 56, after being diagnosed with a Grade 4 Glioblastoma brain tumor just 62 days prior. Tom was a longtime blood donor and donated nearly 94 lifesaving blood donations during his lifetime. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1982 with a degree in marketing and founded Image Makers Advertising, which recently celebrated its 34th year in business. Tom was a member of the board of directors for Badger Mutual Insurance and was awarded the UW-Milwaukee Graduate of the Last Decade award in 1993.
“Donating blood was always a priority for Tom,” said Janelle Blavat, account manager for the Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region. “His dedication was reflected in all aspects of his life and the entire community is invited to donate in his memory and help ensure blood products are available to those who need it.”
Every day, the Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations to meet the needs of hospital patients across the country. Blood donors of all types are needed. Those with types O, A negative and B negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation at this blood drive. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact. Donated blood may be used to help accident victims, surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. There is no substitute for donated blood products.
Blood Drive in honor of Tom Kaupp
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
1 to 6 p.m.
Lake Country Lutheran High School
401 Campus Drive, Hartland, WI 53029
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit RedCross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.