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Latest Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation Stories

2011-04-21 11:31:00

Charles R. Bronfman to Share Personal Remarks NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An extraordinary event will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at The Grand Hyatt New York. That evening, the Grand Ballroom will be filled with heroes who have saved the lives of complete strangers, and witnesses present to hear their stories. They are not the usual heroes - policemen, firemen, or doctors. They are everyday people who have selflessly given of themselves and donated bone...

2010-11-09 15:19:00

The Jewish Federations of North America awards Jay Feinberg a $25,000 grant and the title of Jewish Community Hero for his efforts to grow and diversify the bone marrow donor registry NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) today awarded Jay Feinberg, from Boca Raton, Florida, the 2010 Jewish Community Hero Award. The award marked the culmination of the second annual Jewish Community Heroes contest, in which more than 300,000...

2010-10-13 13:16:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the parents of eighteen-month old Ezra approached the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, they needed answers and direction. Most of all, they needed to hear what it would take to give their child a second chance at living a normal, healthy life. Having been diagnosed with a rare primary immune deficiency called Hyper IgM Syndrome, Ezra's immune system fails to produce antibodies due to a flawed X chromosome. Because boys carry...

2010-09-24 15:51:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jay Feinberg is a very unassuming man, but talk to him about the importance of bone marrow transplantation to save lives, and he becomes a Goliath. Being a 15-year transplant survivor himself, it has become Jay's life work to increase the presence of underrepresented groups in the registry. He remembers every detail of his own four year search to find a donor, as well as the fact that his miracle match was the very last of 60,000...

2009-09-16 19:15:00

KENT, Wash., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even in tough economic times, there are ways to make a difference that go beyond dollars. Money is only part of the answer ... but what about giving the gift of LIFE? That opportunity is available on September 23. Kiel Mortgage, in conjunction with the Puget Sound Blood Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, invite the public to a special "Marrow-thon", in honor of Linda Kendall. Linda is a former loan officer with Kiel who has...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.