Dwight Howard is organizing a blood drive in honor of Craig Sager

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Since TNT reporter Craig Sager was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014, the NBA world has rallied around him in an effort to help overcome the disease. After the cancer had subsided, Sager announced last month that it had returned -- and doctors typically diagnose patients with three-to-six months to live.

The 64-year-old has said that he will make "medical history" and beat the disease once again. He's continued to appear on air for Turner Sports on the sidelines during NBA games, and has received relentless support from players, coaches, and fellow media members.

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To help even more, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is helping arrange a blood drive with his D12 Foundation in honor of Sager, according to ESPN. The drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside the Rockets' arena before their final game of the regular season.

"I know a lot of people deal with a lot of different types of cancers and leukemia," Howard said. "Craig is a close friend of mine, my family. He's part of the NBA family. You hate to see anybody who is a part of you go through anything. I just want to do whatever I can to help."

Everyone who donates will receive a free t-shirt featuring illustrations of Howard and Sager with the hashtag #SagerStrong.

"I've lost family members, [and] one of my closest friends is battling breast cancer right now," Howard said. "Just a lot of different things going on that I just try to find ways to help."

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