|A little over one month ago, Ezer Mizion coordinated a massive bone marrow donor recruitment drive throughout Israel.
The drive's goal was to enlarge the Registry and increase the presence of underrepresented ethnicities. Having donors from different ethnicities will save more lives, with matching donors readily available for cancer patients in need of a stem cell transplant.
Different ethnic groups were represented at the drive by patients from various communities. Yosef Karchili was one of the ethnic poster patients.
Unfortunately, Yosef passed away the morning of the drive. The 54-year-old blood cancer patient could not wait any more for the stem cell donor he needed that could have saved his life but was not found in time...
As the lab testing results return and are processed in the Registry, the urgency of having a matching donor ready for patients was even further accented.
From among the twenty thousand people who joined the registry at the single day donor recruitment drive, there was one who is a perfect match for Karchili. If he would have been found in time, Karchli could have been alive today.
Ironically, the match is someone who works in the same building where Karchili was employed!
Please keep this in mind. Support Ezer Mizion's Registry and help ensure that there will be a matching donor there for every cancer patient when they need it!