South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, will be hosting a blood drive in honor of a young San Antonio patient diagnosed with childhood leukemia. Family and friends of seven-year-old Dev, who has used over 330 blood products since being diagnosed in July, 2017, will host a two-day blood drive in Dev’s honor.
For the past several months, and fighting for his life, Dev has been in and out of the hospital as he receives treatment for his illness including chemotherapy and blood transfusions.
To make things more challenging, Dev is, unfortunately, O negative. O negative patients can only receive blood from an O negative donor - who make up only seven percent of the population.