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.
This morning retired FDNY Firefighter Sal Parisi was able to meet his bone marrow donor, Stephen Dawkins, for the first time. In 2018, Sal Parisi was diagnosed with a World Trade Center-related cancer. An international donor search led to his match. https://t.co/kpq7rTNS3u pic.twitter.com/M2kGvKLDM7— FDNY (@FDNY) July 7, 2022