Chicago police offer honored for donating bone marrow to infant
CHICAGO (WICS) —
A Chicago Police officer has been honored for donating his bone marrow to an eight-month-old boy.
Paul Pulkownik was named Officer of the Month by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.
He donated the bone marrow earlier this year to a baby who suffered from a rare immune disorder.
The only cure is a bone marrow transplant.
Officer Paul Pulkownik said, "you know the recovery process, while it was a little strenuous and everything like that, in comparison to what they were probably going through or what some bone marrow recipient would be going through, is nothing."
Federal law prohibits contact between the donor and recipient for a year, but Pulkownik says just knowing the transplant was successful is good enough for him.