Community invited to give blood in honor of Tara Brower at Daviess County Exhibit Building

WASHINGTON– The community is invited to give blood in honor of Tara Brower on November 30, 2021 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Daviess County Exhibit Building on 4-H Way in Washington, Indiana.

Tara Brower

Tara is a wife and mother to four wonderful boys. She has been fighting for her life for almost a year after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on December 1, 2020. She credits blood donations from selfless strangers for her ability to keep fighting.

“People ask me all the time how they can help me,” said Brower. “I always encourage them to give blood, so they can help not only me but others fighting to survive as well.”

“Tara has helped organize several blood drives since her diagnosis,” said Ashley Hughes, district manager of donor recruitment for the American Red Cross. “These blood drives have been critical as the Red Cross continues to address an emergency blood shortage across the country.”

Donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to make an appointment at, be sure to use sponsor code: DONATEFORTARA.

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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. 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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App.

About the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross: The Indiana Region serves 104 counties across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois through its six-chapter areas: Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Greater Indianapolis (Regional Headquarters). For more information on the Indiana Region: Follow the Indiana Region on Twitter at @INRedCross, on Instagram at @indianaredcross, or

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% 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 or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.