FOREVER: Coming Soon

Bracha Jaffe is an oncology nurse by profession. Every day she sees cancer patients- so many of them, Jews– dying. For a significant percentage, a bone marrow transplant is their last chance. As they lie there on a hospital bed praying for the genetic match to be found in time, Bracha prays alongside them.

pr bmr forever 1509_ne_photo_stories1_34d7eA highly talented young woman, Bracha’s has created many a professional performance. Seeking to benefit those with whom she has shed many a tear, she has offered to create a show to benefit Ezer Mizion’s International Jewish Bone Marrow Registry. Continue reading FOREVER: Coming Soon

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Golfing in Israel

Ezer Mizion’s third annual “Hole-in-One” golf outing in Caesarea’s Pete Dye championship course, hosted golfers from Israel and all over the world. pr golf 2012 1504_ne_photo_stories3_74ea4

Golfers spent a fabulous day on the green in support of Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

Spouses and non-golfers enjoyed a day of pampering at the nearby Dan Caesarea Hotel spa. Continue reading Golfing in Israel

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And Now I’m All Better…

The secret is out at last! Yesterday, Ilai, son of Mickey and Emiraldo Katz, finally met Nofer Yaron, the donor who saved his life.

Mickey, Ilai’s mom: What a feeling of  tremendous, indescribable fupr bmr ilai meets nofer 2012 1489_ne_photo_stories1_d50b7lfillment, of happiness, of joy, and of lots and lots of love for the new addition to our family – our beloved Nofer. Continue reading And Now I’m All Better…

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The Prick that Produced a Hero

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 boopr bmr Einav 2012 1478_ne_photo_bf826th, 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

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A Typical Day at Ezer Mizion

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 savepr bmr daily routine 1480_ne_photo_stories2_feea5 his life but a genetically matching donor is needed.

Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry searches. They search further…further…  Success!

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

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The Lucky Winner

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. pr bmr Nofer Mazal 2012 1482_ne_photo_stories2_ba13a

Continue reading The Lucky Winner

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Blood Brothers

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.
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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

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A Father Speaks

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. pr bmr Tal 1204_ne_photo_stories1_10f1fInstead 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

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Not Yet

He is only twelve but he knew his way around the large building with its many offices.pr building188_ne_photo_fada6 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

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