78% Bone Marrow Transplants from IDF Recruits

Ipr bmr registration 1466_ne_photo_0b6aen April 2013, Ezer Mizion’s International Bone Marrow Donor Registry

facilitated twenty-eight lifesaving transplants. In twenty two of these transplants (78%), the donor was an IDF recruit.

For the past seven years, the IDF has been collaborating with Ezer Mizion to save lives, with IDF soldiers joining the Registry as a routine step in their induction process.

Joining the Registry is a voluntary process. In 2012 the number of IDF recruits that joined the registry as part of their draft increased by 56%. Their total presence in the registry was 33.8% from among the total donors in 2012 while they provided stem cells for 52% of the transplants.pr bmr cell bag

 

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