News from HUC-JIR's Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Right now, all across the country, Jewish families are struggling to find matching stem-cell or marrow donors as their only hope for fighting blood cancers and diseases such as Leukemia and Lymphoma.   The best chance of finding a match for a patient is from within the same ethnic community… and Jewish patients need more Jewish donors to find a match.  Look for BE THE MATCH during the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles Celebration for Israeli Independence Day on April 25th at Woodley Park to join the registry and help save a life!  Please contact Michelle Wolf at mwolf@JewishLA.org for more information.


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