Photo of the Week: Ret. FDNY FF meets British bone marrow donor

After being diagnosed with WTC-related cancer in 2018, an international search matched Sal Parisi with Stephen Dawkins, a professor based in England

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By FireRescue1 Staff

NEW YORK — After being diagnosed with World Trade Center-related cancer in 2018 and following an international search, (ret.) FDNY Firefighter Sal Parisi had the chance to meet his bone marrow donor, Stephen Dawkins, a professor based in England. 

“This program is so extraordinary because a simple swab, a quick test and registration can unite a professor from England with a Firefighter from Engine 14 in Manhattan. By bringing them together, it saves the life of a FDNY member who bravely served our city for nearly three decades,” said Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. 



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