Sandy Oaks community honors mother of three

City hosts blood and marrow registry drive in honor of mother who recently lost battle with leukemia
May 10, 2019


The City of Sandy Oaks is hosting a blood and marrow registry drive with GenCure and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center (STBTC), subsidiaries of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global.


The drive will be in remembrance of Taylor Castro, a mother of three who recently lost her battle with acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive blood cancer.

As she fought leukemia, Taylor wanted her story to inspire others in her community to donate blood and join the Be the Match Registry®.

Donating blood helps patients like Taylor who are undergoing chemotherapy. Joining the marrow registry gives hope to the 14,000 blood cancer patients in need of a stem cell or bone marrow match.

“Even if I can’t find my match,” Taylor said, “if I found a match for someone else, that would bring so much joy and happiness to my heart because I would know I helped save someone’s life.”


Saturday, May 11
9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
The Shops at Sandy Oaks
3712 New Mathis Road, Elmendorf, TX 78112


To join the registry in honor of Taylor, text TAYLOR to 61474. To learn more about Taylor and her legacy, visit