Blood drive set for Saturday for area teenager battling cancer; see the details

Published 12:18 am Thursday, July 27, 2023

A blood drive in honor of Nederland teen Andre Van Aswegen is set for 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Locals Pub, 8585 9th Avenue in Port Arthur.

The donor coach will be in the parking lot.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is handling the drive.

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Andre Van Aswegen was diagnosed with bone cancer in April 2022 and in November 2022 was declared cancer free.

Then, this April, he developed a brain tumor and received multiple radiation treatments. He is currently battling his third brain tumor and starts chemotherapy this week along with his current radiation treatments.