Allan Stout and his daughter Tareyn have been lifelong donors with Carter BloodCare. From making an annual stop at the Lone Star 92.5 KZPS blood drive, to organizing their own blood drives, the Stout family has a strong tradition rooted in giving back to their community. Now, Tareyn is on the other side of the fence, working with iHeart Media to put on the KZPS blood drive, and as always her dad is right there along with her.
When the Stout daughters were young, they were victims of an apartment fire. Despite the loss they went through, Allan made a point to show his girls all the people stepping up to help. He told them that it is always important to try and help others in your community, and often times you don’t have to go out of your way to do so. Allan instilled in his daughters a will to serve others.
Whether it is listening to his favorite artists, or supporting their efforts in the community, Allan has been a long-time fan of Lone Star 92.5. But Lone Star’s annual summer blood drives aren’t the only time he gives. No matter where he is, if Allan sees a blood drive, he makes a point to stop and donate blood.
Allan told us his love for giving blood began as a military kid, where he constantly saw the daily need. His generosity is a trait that has been passed along to his daughter, Tareyn. Tareyn began giving blood with her dad, before hosting blood drives herself at her high school. Once she graduated high school, Tareyn brought her love of giving into her college sorority, where she spearheaded multiple drives and worked to spread the word to her entire school. Now as a proud team member at iHeart Media, Tareyn is able to relive her childhood memories by taking part in the Lone Star 92.5 drive each year.
The Stout family always saw the way giving blood impacted the community. For Allan, he knows that when a disaster happens, affected areas receive a lot of money and supplies, but not enough people willing to give blood. Tareyn knows that while not everyone can give money, we all have it in us to give. For both of them, giving blood is the easiest way to help others and it takes little time out of their day. “It’s something so simple that you can do at your lunch hour,” says Tareyn, “and by doing so there are three people whose lives are changed.”
Now, Allan feels pride in his habit of giving, even bringing his donor card to the doctor’s office to prove he is on top of his cholesterol levels. He is proud that his daughter is carrying on his legacy and looks forward to seeing her help the community.
Stop by the Lone Star 92.5 KZPS blood drives at the following locations and meet the Stouts for yourself to hear their amazing story.
- o 6/22 – Longhorn Harley-Davidson
- o 6/23 –Maverick Harley-Davidson
- o 6/24 – Billy Bob’s
- o 6/25 – Billy Bob’s
- o 6/26 – Lone Star Park
- o 6/27 – Strikz
Head to CarterBloodCare.org to learn more about giving blood and to find blood drives coming to your community.