Over the last two years, Pini Doron had plenty of time to think about the anonymous donor whose bone marrow donation saved his life.
Last week, the two were finally able to meet, and Pini and his family had the chance to personally thank Elad Levi, 35, from Tel-Aviv, the man who – with minimal effort – was privileged to give life to a husband, father, and grandfather Pini Doron. Continue reading Who Are You?
Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Donor Registry is coordinating a donor recruitment drive in an attempt to find a matching stem cell donor. The bone marrow drive will take place on Wednesday Feb. 20th at the Art School in Kiryat Ha’umanim, 31 Uzi Chitman St., Ramleh, between 5 and 8 PM. All you need to join is to give a simple saliva sample, at no cost.
That a Jewish woman wears many hats is not a novel idea. 25-year-old Boro Park native now living in Far Rockaway, Bracha Jaffe is no exception. A wife and mother of two, talented songstress and dedicated oncology nurse, Bracha is passionate about the diverse roles she plays. Continue reading A Heart Full of Song
The notes of Ezer Mizion’s Forever concert will echo in the hearts forever of all the women and girls who attended the performance at Brooklyn College or Monsey’s Rockland County Theater. So many who attended the afternoon Monsey performance purchased tickets to the evening show so that they may share an exceptional experience with relatives and friends. Continue reading The Notes of Forever…
A routine blood test done during the IDF induction process led Idan Dukatch, a soldier from Ashkelon, to the opportunity to save a life. His bone marrow donation was transplanted to Alex Katz, a 17-year old boy from New Jersey with cancer. At the end of a nerve-racking half year, waiting for updates on Katz’s condition, Dukatch finally received a letter telling him that the boy recovered and regained his health – all thanks to his donation. In a moving encounter orchestrated by Ezer Mizion, the two came together at a tear-jerking meeting. Dukatch: “I saw him and it was an amazing feeling. I think about his family every day.”
“You probably don’t remember the thirteen year old boy with cancer that Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry collected blood samples for… I remember him well.
I was 32 years old then. I registered with Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Donor Registry as a potential donor for him or any cancer patient that I would match genetically. It really happened. I got the call that I was a match for someone. I was thrilled. I scheduled the pre-donation blood tests. ‘It’ll just take a short while. I’ll be back at work soon,’ I told my co-workers. Continue reading Turnaround
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.
A 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
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.
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