BROOKLYN - A bone marrow drive was held today to honor a NYPD veteran.

The drive kicked off today at 345 Jay St. in honor of Stephen Bonano. The 30-year NYPD veteran was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer that is believed to have been brought on by working at Ground Zero after Sept. 11.

Many local residents came to get a mouth swab test to see if they are a match for Bonano or anyone else in need of a transplant.

The drive will resume Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. Reservations or appointments are not required.

Potential donors also have the option to register online.