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  • Bone Marrow: The best kind of gift

    September 3, 2014 | 11:06 am

    In 2002, Los Angeles native Ronnel Conn was an undergraduate at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. When he heard there would be a bone marrow donor drive at the campus Hillel for a D.C. local in need, he showed up and got his cheek swabbed, because, he said, “It...

  • A match made in … Israel

    May 15, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    When Joseph Mandel went to City of Hope in Duarte after his diagnosis with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in 2009, he remembers his doctor giving him a very clear message: “If we don’t find you a donor — like, in a year — you might not be here.”

    “I was praying every day that...

  • Czech Jews to gather info for national bone marrow registry

    March 18, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    The Jewish community in the Czech Republic will search for bone marrow donors among its members to strengthen the national registry.

    The move follows requests from the country’s National Register of Marrow Donors to expand the list of donors from varying ethnic backgrounds, the...

  • Georgia Freedman-Harvey: The art of healing

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 3, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    By the way, I forgot to mention,” Georgia Freedman-Harvey said at the end of a long interview, “I was a bone marrow donor for a stranger 10 years ago.”

    That Freedman-Harvey physically gave of herself wasn’t a surprising revelation.

    Nor was it surprising to find out that...

  • Israeli seeking bone marrow dies on day of national donor campaign

    June 1, 2012 | 10:35 am

    An Israeli hoping to find a bone marrow match died Thursday—the same day that Israel was holding bone marrow drives throughout the country targeting non-Ashkenazi donors.

    Yosef Krichli, of Georgian origin, had leukemia, The Jerusalem Post reported.

    The bone marrow testing campaign,...

  • For Marla Gilson, leukemia sparks massive Jewish bone marrow drive—and fight with employer

    March 29, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    Marla Gilson found out in January that she had acute leukemia.

    By March, she learned that her disease had cost her not only her good health, but her job leading an advocacy group for the Jewish aged.

    In quick succession, friends, colleagues and acquaintances in Washington’s...

  • Bone marrow match still sought for rabbinical student—can you help?

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The urgent search for a suitable bone marrow transplant donor for University of Judaism rabbinical student Joel Shickman, 37, stricken with AML, a form of leukemia in early February, continues.

    Shickman's family is encouraging people to register with the National Bone Marrow...

  • White Dies, But Cause Lives On

    By Adam Wills

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The living room grew more crowded by the minute as relatives and friends of the White family continued to arrive on this cold, overcast September morning in Cheviot Hills. More than two dozen people clutched siddurs and faced east, davening Shacharit at a few minutes past 7 a.m.