Because of You!

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Ezer Mizion’s new Harvesting Center

September 2019BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY ACTIVITY SUMMARY
35 transplants, of these 30 from donor pools
3,329 total transplants
(of these, 2,052 joined the registry as part of their induction to the IDF)
999,268 members in registry (keep an eye on that number!)
(of these, 558,198 joined the registry as part of their induction to the IDF) Continue reading Because of You!

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When Dropping the Ball Saves Lives

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First Prize Ball Drop Winner Receives 30% of Pot

Hundreds of eyes were turned toward the sky. Waiting…for the ball to drop. Ezer Mizion’s Golf Tournament added a new feature to its annual event. The day had been glorious. golf 19 10The weather perfect.  Now all players gathered to watch as a bucket truck-cherry picker lifted its bucket 200 feet above the green and dropped 701 golf balls that had been purchased by those participating in Ezer Mizion’s life saving mission. golf 19 11“Where would my ball drop? Would this be my chance to get a Hole in One?” “That was one of the coolest things I have ever seen at a golf tournament!” was heard from so many. Continue reading When Dropping the Ball Saves Lives

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Neria Got the Message

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Life is about being there for others

The question has often been asked: How is it that for one of the most important tasks in life, raising kids, there are no formal courses, no graduation requirements? A classic answer is that education is based on presenting a model for our children to emulate. Young Neria is a case in point. His growing up years were spent watching his parents give of themselves when others were in need. Helping others was not an intellectual understanding. It was a concept imbued deep inside his very being, absorbed together with the milk of infancy. It was perfectly natural for Neria’s father to hear about those who suffer kidney failure, living with the anguish of daily suffering and an unknown future – to hear and want to do something about it. And so he registered with an organization that facilitates kidney transplants, was typed and it was not long before he was called to donate a kidney. He had never met the patient but what does that matter? The recipient was a person in need and Neria’s father wanted to help. Continue reading Neria Got the Message

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Because of You!

August 2019 BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY ACTIVITY SUMMARY
                                        Take pride! We’ve done it together!                  2000

This August, the Ezer Mizion Bone Marrow Registry reached an amazing milestone: 2,000 IDF soldiers have donated their stem cells to 2,000 patients around the world!               

That’s 2000 Jewish lives saved, 2000 families who have remained whole!

These incredible heroes not only protect the State of Israel, but have also answered the call to save the lives of people from around the world whose sole chance of survival had been a stem cell transplant!

It is you, our invaluable friends and supporters, who have enabled Ezer Mizion to reach this milestone. 

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31 transplants, all from donor pools
3,294 total transplants
990,668 members in registry
33 transplants per month on average in 2019

2019 monthly averages:
     33 transplants per month,
     5,096 new members join each month

Transplants have taken place in the following countries
Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Sweden, UK, USA
Transplants  have been funded by donor pools of the following countries
Brazil, Israel, UK, USA

Continue reading Because of You!

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Because of You!

                                           Take pride! We’ve done it together!
2000
 
This August, the Ezer Mizion Bone Marrow Registry reached an amazing milestone: 2,000 IDF soldiers have donated their stem cells to 2,000 patients around the world!
 
That’s 2000 Jewish lives saved, 2000 families who have remained whole!
 
These incredible heroes not only protect the State of Israel, but have also answered the call to save the lives of people from around the world whose sole chance of survival had been a stem cell transplant!
It is you, our invaluable friends and supporters, who have enabled Ezer Mizion to reach this milestone.

 

      Some of our heroes with the one whose life he had saved.

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To promote the growth of the Registry, Ezer Mizion in Israel signed an agreement with the IDF (Israel Defense Force) in 2005 where Ezer Mizion’s Registry will tissue type army recruits upon their induction into the Israeli army at age 18 and include them in our Donor Registry. Due to the wide range of ethnic groups found in the IDF and to the young age and good health of the recruits, this collaboration has brought about a vast increase in matches between potential bone marrow donors and cancer patients in need of a transplant, thus saving the lives of Jews throughout the world.

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Because of You!

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BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY ACTIVITY SUMMARY

As of July 2019

bmr 7 1933 transplants, 26 from donor pools
3,263 total transplants (of these 1,992 from the IDF)
987,268 members in registry (of these, 545,579 from the IDF)

Transplant Countries
Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Spain, Turkey, UK, USA

Donor Pool Countries
Brazil, Canada, Israel, Switzerland, UK, USA

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It Was A Good Day

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Volunteer couriers carrying tubes of life to Israel for testing

What is a good day? Many people would say that a good day is when everything you planned works. No hitches. No slip-ups. And what does one do when there are hitches? Get frustrated, of course. Rant and rave. Find someone to blame. Typical, right? Very human.

But when someone’s life is at stake, we can’t afford to be human. Shouting will get us nowhere. So we become creative instead. Continue reading It Was A Good Day

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L’chaim! To Life

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A cancer patient cannot wait!

He 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 Naftali* 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. Naftali had cancer. The medical staff called his parents in for a meeting. There was only one recourse left: a bone marrow transplant. It would save his life but a genetic match would have to be found soon or… it may be too late. Jews will genetically match other Jews and so Ezer Mizion was contacted. Ezer Mizion’s registry with close to a million potential donors is the largest Jewish registry in the world, but, for Naftali, it was not large enough. There was no match. Continue reading L’chaim! To Life

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So You Got A Call To Be A Stem Cell Donor?

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Ezer Mizion’s Director of Development: an ‘almost match’

“Good morning. Is this Mr. Hyman? I’m calling from the bone marrow registry. You have been found to be a match for a cancer patient!”

I was sitting in my office when I received that call. I had been tested sometime around 1998 and had not thought about that day in years. Then, quite literally, out of the blue, I was asked if I would be willing to go through further testing to confirm that I was a match for “the patient.”

My response was simple: tell me what to do!! The caller from the registry went through some basic info and made sure to tell me that while the procedure for me as a potential stem cell donor, was safe, it was still my choice and “are you sure you want to go through this process?” Continue reading So You Got A Call To Be A Stem Cell Donor?

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Because of You!

website bmr update templateJune 2019

 

 

BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY ACTIVITY SUMMARY

bmr 6 1934 transplants, 28 from donor pools
3,230 total transplants (of these 1,965 from the IDF)
985,186 members in registry (of these 544,281 from the IDF)

Transplant Countries
Argentina, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK, USA

Donor Pool Countries
Brazil, Canada, Israel, USA

Continue reading Because of You!

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