Remember Jake Copeland through Blood Donation

September 8, 2011

Third Annual Blood Drive in Memory of Jake Copeland

Copeland Died of Injuries Suffered in a 2009 Traffic Accident



(Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 8, 2011)


Jake Copeland owned a topsoil business, farmed with his father and loved outdoor activities.  The 26-year old died on Aug. 18, 2009 from injuries received in a traffic accident.  Copeland received 70 units of blood following the accident.


“If you give the gift of life, it’s like keeping his memory going.  He didn’t like a lot of attention, but I think if he knew it would help other people and how many units they gave him, he would want to pay that back,” says Copeland’s mother Margie Hicks.


You are invited to donate blood at the third annual blood drive in memory of Jake Copeland on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Linary Church of Christ located at 1244 Old Highway 28 in Crossville.


Blood is often needed for traumas, heart surgeries, joint replacements, organ transplants, premature babies, leukemia and cancer treatments, and much more.


How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information or to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. 


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at