Since we cannot know who you are and tell you personally all that we would like to say, we shall do the best we can and express our feelings through this anonymous letter. Continue reading Thank You for Life
The day Einav Lulian made her way through the frantic atmosphere of the recruitment base, waiting for her new green IDF uniform, she never thought that with a little pinch of a needle at the Ezer Mizion bone marrow sample testing booth, she could save a human life.
“They took a blood sample anyway,” recalls Einav, “so I figured – what’s another prick? Continue reading The Prick that Produced a Hero
A patient lies helpless in a hospital bed. His family surrounds him. The room is filled with tension. He has one chance to live. A bone marrow transplant can save his life but a genetically matching donor is needed.
Initial testing done at time of registration indicates a very good match. The contact number is dialed. It rings but the potential donor is not at home. Continue reading A Typical Day at Ezer Mizion
Nofer Mazal (24) a secretary at the Barzilai Hospital’s Mammography Institute in Ashkelon, was gifted with the privilege to save a life.
This week, Nofer got the wonderful news that the bone marrow sample she gave a year ago in a stem cell donor recruitment drive that took place at the hospital led to her saving the life of a leukemia patient in need of a transplant.
It’s not about numbers. It’s all about people… people who are at the brink of despair, people who can’t plan for the future because there may not be a future. Jewish cancer patients, who are told that their only chance to survive is a bone marrow transplant, wait for the genetic match that would mean life. Many are saved but many can wait no longer.
On September 10th a dinner entitled Remember for Life was held at the luxurious Venetion in Garfield NJ to create awareness of the work done by Ezer Mizion’s International Jewish Bone Marrow Registry. Continue reading Blood Brothers
Tal Shitrit was eight years old. Third grade is a time for small boys to learn multiplication tables in the classroom and how to pitch a ball in the schoolyard. But Tal had learned neither of these. Instead he learned about IV’s and scary hospital equipment, about hair falling out and about roommates who ‘disappeared’ never to return. Tal had cancer. Continue reading A Father Speaks
He is only twelve but he knew his way around the large building with its many offices. He came every day and was known by the staff. He approached the entrance today. Tense. Anxious. His fists clenched in anticipation of what he would hear. His shoulders sagging in discouragement. Continue reading Not Yet
Two young men joined the IDF. Two young men rose through the ranks. For one, the road was smooth. The other encountered a bump. A big bump. He was diagnosed with leukemia. Itai Chanan’s condition worsened and he was told that only a bone marrow transplant would save his life. Leukemia had not been part of his plans and now he may never make any plans again. A young man, just at the threshold of adulthood, may die if a genetic match is not found in time. Continue reading Two Soldiers
Four were waiting. Waiting for the genetic match to save their lives. One could wait no longer. And now there are three.
On May 31, Ezer Mizion, the world’s largest Jewish bone marrow registry, held a drive in Israel. Hopefully, the new registrants will genetically match the dozens of Jewish cancer patients whose sole chance of survival is a bone marrow transplant. Continue reading And Now There Are Three…
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Rabbi Chananya Chollak, International Chairman of Ezer Mizion, and thanked him for the Ezer Mizion’s important life-saving work.
He added: “I call upon Israeli residents of all ethnic groups to join Ezer Mizion’s Registry, and in this way, to help save lives. Continue reading Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Come Save Worlds!