Bone marrow donor drive held Sunday for Eltingville firefighter

By Staff Staten Island Advance

Tara McGuire's cheek swabs are sealed in an envelope and will be  tested to see if she is a possible match for someone.(Staten Island Advance/Bill Lyons)

Tara McGuire’s cheek swabs are sealed in an envelope and will be tested to see if she is a possible match for someone.(Staten Island Advance/Bill Lyons)

Donors were invited to have their cheek swabbed Sunday as part of a bone marrow donor drive for an Eltingville firefighter at Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church in New Dorp.

The 24-year FDNY veteran, Jimmy Martinez, is in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant.

The event ran from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church’s Hopkins Hall.

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