Steve Buscemi leads bone marrow drive for 2-year-old boy

The "Boardwalk Empire" star made an appearance at the Friends of Firefighters headquarters in Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday.
Posted By Veronica Linares  |  Nov. 20, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Steve Buscemi has signed on to save the life of a 2-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a severe blood disorder.

Owen Hogan, 2, was first introduced to the public by Eyewitness News last week. He was diagnosed with a potentially deadly blood disorder in April needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.

Buscemi, 55, a former firefighter, led a bone marrow drive Tuesday in Red Hook at the Friends of Firefighters headquarters in Brooklyn. Owen's dad, Tim Hogan, is an FDNY firefighter at Engine Company 216.

The drive went from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the Boardwalk Empire star made an appearance from 10 a.m. until noon.

"Firefighters are not good at asking for help. You know, they're used to helping others so that's what I love about this organisation, Friends of Firefighters, because they actively seek out the families that are in need," Buscemi said at the event.

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