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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...

2010-07-12 10:33:00

WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), in partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), is celebrating African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month throughout July to raise awareness about the critical need for African Americans to join the national registry, publicly known as the Be The Match Registry®. Every year, more than 10,000 patients in the United States are diagnosed with life-threatening...

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...

2009-06-08 05:00:00

Joining the marrow registry is free June 8-22; The Jeff Gordon Foundation seeds fundraising with $300,000 donation to help grow the registry MINNEAPOLIS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, thousands of people with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases search the Be The Match Registry for a bone marrow match. To highlight the enormous need for more bone marrow donors, Be The Match(SM), the new name for the National Marrow Donor Program(R) Registry, kicks off its national Be The Match...

2008-09-17 21:00:25

WHITTIER - Rio Hondo College will hold a bone marrow donor drive from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in Classroom A of the college's police academy, 3600 Workman Mill Road. Officials are hoping to find a donor match for local resident Steve Measer, a leukemia patient at the City of Hope. Measer is in urgent need of a donor match. The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) sponsors bone marrow registration drives to make sure patients with leukemia or other life-threatening blood disorders...


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