FDNY honors firefighters for bone marrow donations

The FDNY makes up 10 percent of all donations to the New York Blood Center.

The FDNY makes up 10 percent of all donations to the New York Blood Center. (2/27/13)

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Members of the FDNY were honored today for their strong commitment to donating bone marrow and saving lives.

Nine names were added to the fire department's "Honor Roll of Life," which consists of bone marrow donors. In total, 149 names are on the list.

Among those recognized were firefighters from Engine 280 in Prospect Park. The engine received the Commissioner's Cup for the most donations during a blood drive in the New York area in 2012.

The FDNY celebrates lives saved through bone marrow donation at its headquarters in downtown Brooklyn every year.

Honorees got the chance to meet those whose lives they saved.

The FDNY makes up 10 percent of all donations to the New York Blood Center.

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