Bone marrow drive held in honor of veteran NYPD officer Stephen Bonano

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

The two-day drive does not require reservations or appointments.

The two-day drive does not require reservations or appointments. (5/7/13)

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.

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