Because of You!

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1,018,787 members in registry (of these 577,888 joined the registry as part of their induction to the IDF)

January 2020

BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY ACTIVITY SUMMARY

31 transplants, 25 of these from donor pools

 

3,475 total transplants facilitated by Ezer Mizion
(of these 2,183 joined the registry as part of their induction to the IDF)

Transplant Countries
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Romania,
Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA

Donor Pool Countries
Brazil, Canada, Israel, USA Continue reading Because of You!

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One Million!

pr bmr Omer Babi - 1 millionth potential donor in registryThe President of the World Marrow Donor Association, Professor Jeff Szer, flew in from Australia to join Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry in celebrating its historic milestone of One Million registrants. . The celebration was attended by Israel’s Minister of Health and Minister of Defense, dignitaries and leaders from the medical and community sectors, together with financial sponsors, stem cell donors and recipients. Continue reading One Million!

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Are We Doing Something Right?

pr bmr 2020 per capitaPer capita, Israel has more registrants in its bone marrow registry than any other country. Proportionate to the population, Israel is Number One with the highest percentage of its citizens stepping up to the plate to help  save the lives of cancer patients whose sole chance of survival is a bone marrow transplant.

1. Israel

2. Cyprus

3. Germany

4. Poland

5. Portugal

6. USA

7. Britain

8. Brazil

9. Singapore

10. Holland

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Mazel Tov! We’ve Reached 1,000,000!

pr bmr Omer Babi - 1 millionth potential donor in registryBecause of your generosity, Ezer Mizion, world’s largest Jewish registry, has reached the MILLION MARK! What does that mean?   The success of a bone marrow transplant is dependent on the genetic match between donor and recipient. With Israel’s wide range of ethnic groups, many of them IDF recruits,  we have succeeded in amassing a registry of ONE MILLION potential donors. These registrants are  of highly varied genetic makeup so that when a cancer patient is in need of a bone marrow transplant, the chances of finding a DNA match in time, before it’s too late, are very good! However, there are still many who wait in hope and prayer for the match that will mean LIFE and we will not stop enlarging the registry until until every single request received from any part of the world can be answered with a triumphant, YES! WE HAVE A MATCH!

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Each genetic test costs $50. Your gift will help save lives.
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Because of You!

 

BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY ACTIVITY SUMMARY

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35 transplants, 29 of these from donor pools
(of these 31 joined the registry as part of their induction to the IDF, of these, 14 are active soldiers)
3,444 total transplants
(of these, 2,153 joined the registry as part of their induction to the IDF)

Transplant Countries
Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands,
Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA,

Donor Pool Countries
Brazil, Canada, Israel, Switzerland, UK, USA Continue reading Because of You!

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Flying High

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A a compassionate IDF soldier…a stem cell transplant facilitated by Ezer Mizion… and here i am – alive today!

Flying 35,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean is not an easy job! Ofer had already spent 17 years as a fighter pilot in the IDF. In 2003 he left the reserves and joined El-Al full time. “Most people don’t realize that being a pilot is a very dangerous profession. When you know it is dangerous, you are safe but when you think it is easy, when you’re a cowboy, you are unsafe! A pilot’s job is to always be alert in case something happens.” Ofer always remained alert with hundreds of travelers under his wing, quite literally! Continue reading Flying High

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Because of You!

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47 Lives Saved!

November 2019

BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY ACTIVITY SUMMARY
Most ever transplants in one month!
47 transplants, 40 of these from donor pools
3,409 total transplants
(of theseת,2122 joined the registry as part of their induction to the IDF)

2019 monthly averages:
    34 transplants per month  

4,448 new members join each month

Transplant Countries
Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Romania,
Spain, Sweden, USA

Donor Pool Countries
Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico, USA Continue reading Because of You!

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Never Give Up Hope

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Never give up hope

“My two sons are adults but they took it real hard. I think they were afraid they were going to lose their father.” A.S. recalls those horrific days when he learned that he would be battling cancer for the second time. “My wife is a librarian. She did what comes naturally to her and researched the disease. And panicked. There were so many possible outcomes and a lot of them …not good. But she was there at my side, terror and all. Continue reading Never Give Up Hope

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But I Feel Fine

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Post transplant, thanks to Ezer Mizion

Utter shock. That’s what I felt sitting there in the doctor’s office. It was a busy time for me. I’m a lawyer and I was in the middle of trying a complex murder case. But it was time for my annual physical and, feeling virtuous and responsible, I took time off to have it done even though I had zero symptoms. Then the doctor asked me to sit down. Something in his serious tone of voice told me I would not be getting back to my murder case too quickly. Continue reading But I Feel Fine

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Old at 23?

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Cancer can make even a 23-year-old feel like an octogenerian

 

Can a girl be old at 23? Really old and weak with the aches and pains normally associated with an octogenarian? Well, it happened to me. I was a carefree student studying in Washington DC with the usual get-up-and-go of a young person. Late nights at the library, long walks around the campus. It was a fantastic time in my life – full of promise of a bright future. I was dating a wonderful young man. In fact, he had moved from Ohio, where both of our families lived, to DC so we can date more easily. An engagement was imminent. Continue reading Old at 23?

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