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Community rallies to save 9/11 first responder with blood cancer

Posted at 4:02 PM, May 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-07 16:02:26-04

He has spent his life saving others, now he needs help to save his own life.

Fifty-year-old Steven Bonano has a rare form of blood cancer and his bosses are hosting a very special bone marrow drive for him in Downtown Brooklyn.

Bonano, a former NYPD officer and September 11th first responder is in desperate need of a match so he can live.

“He is in a critical time and every person who swabs can be saving a life including Stephen’s,” said Greg Daniels, with Delete Blood Cancer.

If you would like to help Steven Bonano, visit Delete Blood Cancer’s website to get a swab mailed to your home to see if you are a match and also put your information into a national registry.

A bone-marrow registry drive will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in Downtown Brooklyn to help find a match for Bonano from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 345 Jay Street.