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It’s the end of the fiscal year. Accounting time. How did we do? Questions every business asks and Ezer Mizion is no different. Except in the  ‘what’ that is tabulated. It’s not stocks or dollars that is counted but lives. Jewish lives.  Ezer Mizion’s International Bone Marrow Registry is the largest Jewish registry in the world. It is contacted by oncology clinics around the globe when a genetic match is needed for a Jewish patient whose sole chance of survival is a bone marrow transplant. Even the largest registry is not large enough and each time a request is returned with the words: No Match Found, the collective heart of the organization bleeds, knowing that the response is virtually a death sentence. But when a match is found-when a life is about to be saved-its modern building, situated in the heart of Petach Tikva and filled with employees who really care, reverberates with euphoric joy.

 

So nu, how did we do? Over 200 lives were saved in 2012 alone. Two hundred! That’s two hundred Jews who received the transplant that will mean a future. Grandparents will be there to grace the head table as their grandchildren marry. Bubby will dance with the bride imparting a hug filled with blessings. Zeidy will speak, passing on the message of generations to the young couple.

 

Many of those receiving a transplant were young parents. Some had written letters to their small children to be read when they grew up-letters of love, letters of the values they wished to convey but feared they would not be around to do so…letters that will now not be needed as the parents themselves will lovingly raise their offspring.

 

And so many of these patients were children, tiny beings who hardly had a chance to live. Because all of you helped Ezer Mizion grow, these tiny tots will now have a future. They will grow. They’ll marry and produce their own families, who will in turn give rise to another generation-all because you cared.

 

Yes, 2012 was a good year. In December alone, 15 lives were saved. The genetic testing for eleven of these transplants was funded by Personalized Donor Pools. The contributors can take much pride in their generous gifts. They have saved a life. They have saved a world.

 

Ronald O. Perelman Donor Pool
An IDF soldier donated her stem cells and saved the life of a woman.  This is the second lifesaving transplant facilitated by the Ronald O. Perelman Donor Pool.

 

David & Judy Hager Donor Pool
An IDF soldier donated her stem cells and saved the life of a man.  This is the eighth lifesaving transplant facilitated by the David & Judy Hager Donor Pool.

 

Steven E. & Bonnie B. Stern Donor Pool
An IDF soldier donated his stem cells and saved the life of a man.  This is the fifth lifesaving transplant facilitated by the Steven E. & Bonnie B. Stern Donor Pool.

 

Kalmar Family Fndn. Donor Pool
An IDF soldier who has completed service donated his stem cells and saved the life of a woman.  This is the first lifesaving transplant facilitated by the Kalmar Family Fndn. Donor Pool.

 

Ofer Idan Donor Pool
The commercial manager of the “Super-Pharm” pharmacy chain store donated her stem cells and saved the life of a man.  This is the fourth lifesaving transplant facilitated by the Ofer Idan Donor Pool.

 

Mexican Community Donor Pool
A business administration student who works in marketing donated his stem cells and saved the life of a woman.  This is the eleventh lifesaving transplant facilitated by the Mexican Community Donor Pool.

 

Brazil Community Donor Pool
A student pilot donated his stem cells and saved the life of a woman.  This is the seventy first lifesaving transplant facilitated by the Brazil Community Donor Pool.

 

Harvey & Gloria Kaylie Donor Pool
A Rabbinical student and teacher donated his stem cells and saved the life of a man.  This is the fifth lifesaving transplant facilitated by the Harvey & Gloria Kaylie Donor Pool.

 

Jewish Bone Marrow Testing Fund Donor Pool
A student donated his stem cells and saved the life of a young woman.  This is the twenty eighth lifesaving transplant facilitated by the Jewish Bone Marrow Testing Fund Donor Pool.

 

Mary M. Shore Donor Pool
An accountant donated his stem cells and saved the life of a woman.  This is the seventh lifesaving transplant facilitated by the Mary M. Shore Donor Pool.

 

Belle Harbor Community Donor Pool
A director of corporate transportation donated his stem cells and saved the life of a man.  This is the seventh lifesaving transplant facilitated by the Belle Harbor Community Donor Pool.

 

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