Two adorable twins. Too young to understand numbers and question why the ‘two’ doesn’t match their actual age. When they mature perhaps Mommy will explain that this was a party celebrating another birthday. It had been two years since Yarden. had received her life-saving bone marrow transplant. No family member was a genetic match and her parents had been forced to look elsewhere, somewhere, around the globe, for someone whose DNA matched their precious child. We cannot imagine the tension, the fear, the prayers that filled their home until one morning, the phone rang. “I’m calling from Ezer Mizion Bone Marrow Registry. I have wonderful news…” Life hasn’t been easy for the twins. They were born together but have been apart for so much of their life what with Yarden in and out of hospitals. May they now spend the rest of their lives together, enjoying each other’s company in perfect health.Continue reading They’re Twins But
September 2020 – BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY ACTIVITY SUMMARY
In August 2020:
33 transplants, 29 of these from donor pools
3,697 total transplants
Australia, Austria, Chile, Germany, Greece, Israel, Poland, UK, USA
Donor Pool Countries
Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico, UK, USAContinue reading Because of You!
June 2020 – BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY ACTIVITY SUMMARY
38 transplants, 31 of these from donor pools
3,634 total transplants
573 new members this month
1,035,584 total members in registry
Argentina, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel,
Italy, Netherlands, Spain, USA
Donor Pool Countries
Austria, Brazil, Israel, UK, USA Continue reading Because of You!
BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY ACTIVITY SUMMARY
In May there were:
30 transplants, 25 of these from donor pools
3,596 total transplants
4,928 new members this month
1,035,790 total members in registry
Canada, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Norway, Poland, UK, USA
Donor Pool Countries
Brazil, Canada, Israel, USA
|Donor Pool Name||May 2020 Transplants||Total Transplants|
|Tuvia Theo Bloom||1||5|
|David & Sara Farajun||1||139|
|Heichal Moshe & N. Tel Aviv||1||3|
|Jewish Bone Marrow Testing Fund||1||65|
|Moshe & Tzippy Kammar||1||1|
|Lechu Neranena Raanana Community||1||5|
|Moriel & Anat Matalon||1||6|
|Irving & Cherna Moskowitz Fd.||1||40|
|Morris & Rickie Platt||1||4|
|Israel & Edith Pollak||1||18|
|Reuven & Tzipora Schlussel & Family||1||1|
|Oded & Zoharit Shriki||1||1|
|Steven E. & Bonnie B. Stern||1||8|
How is Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry managing? Corona created formidable obstacles. 60% of stem cells are normally transported by courier for life-saving transplants to countries outside of Israel. At first, foreign couriers who do not have an Israeli passport were denied entry into Israel. Israeli couriers were forced to wait a two week isolation period following their return into Israel. Continue reading Give Up? Not When It Means Saving A Life!
The 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!
Per 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.
Because 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!
“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
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