Bronxville family holds blood drive in memory of son who fell from window

Posted: Updated:
RYE -

A Bronxville family held a blood drive at Rye Golf Club Wednesday in memory of their 14-year-old son who died last year. 

John Duffy Jr., 14, died after a fall from an apartment window. His organs were used to save four other people. 

One of those people was Tanith O'Brien, a childhood friend of the Duffy family.  

"When I was younger, I used to take care of him. And now, we all say that he takes care of me," said O'Brien. 

Russell Wong donated blood as a tribute to his father.

"He was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in January…I know people had donated their blood to help my father, so in return, I'm donating my blood to help others," said Wong.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."