Honor Roll of Life Ceremony Unites Donors & Recipients
May 5, 2017 - The FDNY and New York Blood Center recently held the 13th Annual Honor Roll of Life Ceremony at FDNY Headquarters at MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. Emotions ran high as bone marrow recipients met the FDNY donors whose selfless acts saved their lives. FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro, NYBC President and CEO Christopher D. Hillyer, MD, and Board Chairman Howard P. Milstein were in attendance to add the names of 11 FDNY bone marrow donors to the Honor Roll of Life. Attendees received lapel pins in recognition of FDNY and NYBC’s longstanding and lifesaving partnership.
During the ceremony, mother and soon-to-be grandmother 39-year-old Jamie Tefft met her donor FDNY EMT William Curley, and 14-year-old recipient Kyle Richardson and his mom met Staten Island Firefighter Robert Humphries.