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.
pr bmr dinner 2012 The Venetian
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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Every Minute

I am the daughter of a sick mother who is in pain most of the time.  Although she tries to hide it and takes painkillers, we, her children, witness her suffering and her refusal to accept the reality of this terrible illness.

However, with my own eyes I saw how, as soon as we arrived at the vacation site, all her sadness disappeared.  Despite her continued pain, she took part in all the programs and activities. Continue reading Every Minute

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When the World Comes Crashing Down

I want to write a bit about Ezer Mizion, but first, I want say that no words sufficient to describe what my family and I feel about this special organization.

My name is E. and I am a

32 year-old mother of three.  A year ago I became ill with breast cancer, and my entire world came crashing down.  In the hospital I was told that there is an organization that organizes a summer camp for several days and I was asked if I want to come, together with my family. Continue reading When the World Comes Crashing Down

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Alon Meets Uri Zohar

Sometimes it’s the inability of a child to emotionally cope with the nightmare of cancer. Sometimes it’s an elderly patient in need of dialysis who has no means of ‘getting there’. Or it may be a new mother who is not able to handle her large family due to post-partum depression orpr gen Uri Zohar1438_ne_photo_stories1_743dc perhaps a six year old child whose development is hampered by his inability to speak. Continue reading Alon Meets Uri Zohar

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Two Soldiers

Two young men joined the IDF. Two young men rose through the ranks. For one, the road was smooth. The other encountered a bump. A big bump. He was diagnosed with leukemia. Itai Chanan’s condition worsened and he was told that pr bmr 2 soldiers 1448_ne_photo_9f7c0only a bone marrow transplant would save his life. Leukemia had not been part of his plans and now he may never make any plans again. A young man, just at the threshold of adulthood, may die if a genetic match is not found in time. Continue reading Two Soldiers

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And Now There Are Three…

Four were waiting. Waiting for the genetic match to save their lives. One could wait no longer. And now there are three.

pr bmr Yosef KarchiliOn May 31, Ezer Mizion, the world’s largest Jewish bone marrow registry, held a drive in Israel. Hopefully, the new registrants will genetically match the dozens of Jewish cancer patients whose sole chance of survival is a bone marrow transplant. Continue reading And Now There Are Three…

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Come Save Worlds!

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Rabbi Chananya Chollak, International Chairman of Ezer Mizion, and thanked him for the Ezer Mizion’s important life-saving work.

He added: “I call upon Israeli residents pr bmr netanyahu 5 12 1430_ne_photo_stories2_34492of all ethnic groups to join Ezer Mizion’s Registry, and in this way, to help save lives. Continue reading Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Come Save Worlds!

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Ethnic Under-representation

 http://www.ezermizion.org/sites/ezer/_media/news1/icon/1412_ne_photo_stories1_264d1.jpgOn Thursday, May 31, a nationwide stem cell donor recruitment drive will take place throughout Israel. The drive is focused specifically on donors from the Iraqi, Yemenite, Georgian, Bukharan, Caucasian, Kurdish and Ethiopian ethnic groups. Continue reading Ethnic Under-representation

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