Rockets’ Dwight Howard to host blood drive in honor of Craig Sager

Monday April 11th, 2016

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Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will host a blood drive to honor TNT reporter Craig Sager, the team announced Monday.

Sager, 64, announced last month that his leukemia is no longer in remission, but has continued to work on the sidelines at NBA games since then. He revealed that doctors gave him “3–6 months” to live.

“...I’m not going to be that 3–6 months,” Sager told HBO. I‘m going to be that five years. I’m going to make medical history. ... I’m fighting this thing to the end. I have too much to do.”

Sager was first diagnosed with leukemia in April 2014 and the disease returned in March 2015, forcing him to take the rest of the season off. After a bone marrow transplant in July, Sager returned to TNT for the first game of the 2015–16 season. 

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The blood drive will take place outside of the Toyota Center in Houston on Wednesday.

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