It Runs in the Family

Twenty-year-old Sergeant A., the son of Dr. Efrat Braun-Harlev, Assistant CEO of Schneider Hospital, came to Schneider to donate bone marrow in order to save a patient with a serious illness. pr bmr DNA
A., who serves in the Research Brigade at the Intelligence Division of the IDF, joined Ezer Mizion’s International Bone Marrow Donor Registry upon his recruitment to the IDF in 2012. When he was informed that he was found to be a matching donor for a stem cell donation, he did not hesitate a moment.
“I was so proud to be his mother. My excitement equaled  his,” said Dr. Braun-Harlev. “He even posted it on his personal Facebook so as to encourage friends to do the same.”
The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in Schneider, headed by Dr. Jerry Stein, functions in the framework of the hospital’s Hematology-Oncology department, directed by Professor Yitzchak Yaniv. The unit handles most children in Israel who need a stem cell transplant due to cancer or hematological disorders.
Ezer Mizion’s International Bone Marrow Donor Registry is the largest Jewish registry in the world, with more than 740,000 potential donors. Since 2005, every new recruit to the IDF can join the Registry as an integral part of induction at the Induction Center.

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