Annapolis firefighter battling cancer holds donor drive to help others

Posted at 11:11 PM, Jul 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-02 23:13:31-04

With just one simple swab of the cheek, you could be saving someone's life.

On Saturday at the Annapolis Fire Department on Forest Drive a donor drive was held. The drive was organized by Josh Snyder, a firefighter for more than 15 years, who was diagnosed with a type of leukemia. Thanks to the “Be The Match" program Snyder received two matches for bone marrow transplants. Now he works to make sure other's find their match. 

It only takes about two minutes to register your name and address and have your cheek swabbed. Donors with diverse ancestry are urgently needed in the registry.

If you missed Saturday's event, you can register to be a donor at They'll mail you a kit and you can send it back for free.