A Thank You Note from Italy

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Italy is one of many countries around the globe whose oncology clinics contact Ezer Mizion to facilitate the transplant that will save the lives of Jewish patients.

Dear Sirs,

My name is Annalisa T. I am writing from Italy to thank with all my heart the Israeli donor who will try to save the life of my husband Mr Luca B: he will receive a bone marrow transplant between the end of April and the beginning of May at the hospital of Santa Chiara in Pisa, Italy. He is fighting, since May 2017, against a LLA (Leukemia). Continue reading A Thank You Note from Italy

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Because of You!

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Stem cell transplant: He has saved a life!

Bone Marrow Registry Activity Summary for April 2018
19 transplants, 12 from donor pools (see below)
2,791 total transplants
902,190 members in registry

Transplants took place for patients residing in the following  countries:
Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA

Genetic testing for transplants facilitated in April 2018  were funded by Donor Pools in the following countries:
Brazil, Israel, UK, USA

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Stem Cell Transplant: He has saved a life!

Continue reading Because of You!

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Vorkanash

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Children’s matching games are fun but genetic matching can save a life!

She played matching games when she was a child. True, she wanted very much to win but losing wasn’t the end of the world. Now she is thirty. And losing this ‘matching game’ would be the end of her world… the end of her life.

She had been experiencing strong back pains for several months. When the pain intensified, she visited her doctor. Tests revealed that she had lymphocytic leukemia. Radiation and chemotherapy were not enough. Due to the aggressive character of the illness, she would have to have a stem cell transplant asap.  Within a few, short weeks! “We are in a race against time,” explained Dr. Itai Levy, head of the Hematology Department in Soroka Hospital.

Her name is Vorkanash. Continue reading Vorkanash

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Younger Is Better!

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YOUNGER IS BETTER Percentage of younger donors increases each year at Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry.

Many people wonder why there is an age limit on registration with Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry. In addition to the more obvious reason of the younger potential donor remaining on the database for decades – a big plus considering the high cost of each genetic testing – there is another factor to be considered. The success rate using cells from a younger donor is significantly higher than when using cells from an older person. Continue reading Younger Is Better!

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March 2018 – EZER MIZION Saves 30 Lives!

In March 2018, Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry facilitated THIRTY lifesaving stem cell transplants – for a total of 2,772 lives saved to date!

Patients were from the following countries:Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, UK, USA

Of these, 23 were from personalized donor pools located in USA, UK, Canada, Israel, Brazil, Switzerland .

Below are the sponsors who saved lives this month, with the total number of transplants done by their donor pool.

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ABS Settlement Donor Pool 10 lives saved!
Adiram Donor Pool 1 life saved!
Anonymous CF Donor Pool 12 lives saved!
René & Susanne Braginsky Donor Pool 3 lives saved!
Brazil Community Donor Pool 126 lives saved – 4 this month!
Damaghi Family Donor Pool 45 lives saved!
El-Ad Modiin Community Donor Pool 1 life saved!
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Donor Pool 102 lives saved – 3 this month!
Hole In One Donor Pool 36 lives saved – 2 this month!
Hope4Adam Donor Pool 3 lives saved – 2 this month!
Charles Kushner Foundation Donor Pool 7 lives saved!
Michael & Evelyn Levy Donor Pool 1 life saved!
Neal & Nicci Menashe Family Donor Pool 2 lives saved!
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Ira & Ingeborg Rennert Donor Pool 136 lives saved!
Sakhaie Family Donor Pool 1 life saved!

 

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The Boeing Corporation Saves Lives

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David Ivry

Can one even begin to imagine the helplessness of being in a plane thousands of feet in the air when the plane is no longer responding to the control mechanisms? You  – a tiny speck in the vast sky –  and the hitherto dependable controls now no more than bits of disconnected metal and plastic… alone… exposed…powerless. David Ivry, former Israel Ambassador to the United States, the ninth commander of the Israel Air Force and the first director of the Israel’s National Security Council was a man used to being in control. Yet, he tells of his experience in the scenario described above. “It seemed to be all over. Then I remembered I had one chance: the ejection seat. I used it and I was saved.” Continue reading The Boeing Corporation Saves Lives

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Bone marrow transplant taking place

January 2018 – BMDR ACTIVITY SUMMARY
26 lifesaving transplants
19 from personalized donor pools
2,717 total transplants
890,925 members in registry


Below are the donor pools that saved lives this month, and their total transplants. Continue reading Because of You!

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Father & Son

Sharing a special moment

Every father knows the feeling of sharing a special moment with his son. With some, it may be a hole in one at the golf course. With others, the first time drive in the new family Lexus.  For the Katz family, their special moment was very special indeed. They each saved a life. Continue reading Father & Son

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Like Magnet to Metal

This was number five. We were experienced. My husband had the bris (circumcision) details taken care of within 24 hours of the birth while I lay in my hospital bed dreaming of his first day of school, his first two-wheeler… We did not know yet what the doctors already suspected.  That he is not expected to live long enough to ride a two-wheeler.

Preparing to feed him on his very first day of life, I noticed a rash on his head and groin. I assumed it was nothing but thought I would point it out to the nurse on duty.

It wasn’t nothing. It was a big something.  By the time he was five months, we had learned that the ‘something’ had a name: Wiscott-Aldrich – a hereditary disorder that attacks one out of every million children and affects platelets and immune system cells. The average life expectancy was no more than five years. Unless…we held tight to our chairs. There was an ‘unless’, a ‘maybe’, perhaps some hope in this black, black nightmare we found ourselves in. Continue reading Like Magnet to Metal

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December 2017BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY ACTIVITY SUMMARY

 

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34 lifesaving transplants
21 from personalized donor pools
2,691 total transplants
885,264 members in registry


Below are the donor pools that saved lives this month, and their total transplants. Continue reading Because of You!

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