Red Cross Hosting Blood Drive for Daviess County, Ind. Mother of Four Battling Leukemia

A Daviess County mother of four who is battling Acute myeloid leukemia, is having a Red Cross blood drive hosted in her honor on Tuesday.

Posted: Nov 27, 2021 9:01 AM
Updated: Nov 27, 2021 9:31 AM

The American Red Cross is inviting the community out to help donate blood and save the life of a mother of four fighting cancer in Daviess County, Ind.

The blood drive takes places November 30 from 1-7 p.m. at the Daviess County Exhibit Building on 4-H Way in Washington in honor of Tara Brower, who is fighting Acute myeloid leukemia.

"Tara is a wife and mother to four wonderful boys," said LaMar Holliday, the Regional Communications Director for the Indiana region of the American Red Cross. "She has been fighting for her life for almost a year after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Dec. 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,” Brower said. “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.”

The Red Cross is encouraging donors of all types to show out, but especially type O.

You can make an appointment at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code: DONATEFORTARA.

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