BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Murcia town native Carlo Sales, a cancer survivor who also survived the COVID19 recently, will be donating blood to the laborstories in the United States, which he hopes can deepen understanding on the virus causing the COVID19 disease and, eventually lead to a vaccine. (READ: Early Yuletide story: Carlo licks the Big C, beats the Pesky D)
Sales, a nurse now based in Oklahoma City, was infected with the COVID-19 disease shortly after doctors cleared him of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) defined as an “uncommon type of cancer of the bone marrow” that causes an “increased number of white blood cells in the blood.”
Recently, he also survived the COVID19 and was tested negative in RT-PCR repeat tests three times after the two-week period during which he had recovered.
Today, however, he was told his latest test results came back positive.
“(The virus) will be in my system for at least 30 days,” Sales quoted staff from the Centers for Disease Control as having told him.
“I just might be lucky,” Sales said in an online interview with DNX from his home in Oklahoma City where more than 5,000 people have been infected and at least 77 have died.
Watch the DNX interview with Carlo Sales below after he was declared free of leukemia on his birthday last month.