A California Highway Patrol officer who was once a potential fit to be a bone marrow donor died this week of cancer, the agency said.

Officer Keith Meter, and 18-year-veteran with the Santa Ana CHP office, found out in 2014 that he was a potential match for a young girl with bone marrow cancer. During his screening process, Meter found out that he, too, had cancer and would need a transplant.

Meter was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of cancer that causes immature bone marrow to become unhealthy.

In March, CHP-Santa Ana created "Stand Up for Keith — Team Meter Marrow Drive" to register bone marrow donors to find a match.

One never appeared.

The department put ot a statement offering their condolences to his family.