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A Different Kind of Challenge

When Dr. Patricia Weitsman received a diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), she was shocked.  “You don’t expect it from someone who’s young and active,” Patricia stated. “Activ... [More] MORE
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Campus Swab

It’s back to school, which means back to student life. This year Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation wants to go big on college campuses, educating students on what it means to be volunteer donors and giving them... [More] MORE
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The Heroes at Camp Darom

For everyone at Camp Daron, this summer was different. The story of one little boy inspired teens to work together and donate a $1,000 grant to Gift of Life. Rabbi Avichai Pepper runs the camp, and this year, he began ... [More] MORE
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Baking for Life

Before being old enough to donate, twins, Brooke and Emily, found a way to help patients in need through The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. The girls have been acquainted with Gift of Life for some time now, as B... [More] MORE
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Making Goals Off of the Hockey Rink

Andrew G. believes that if you have a gift, you should share it with the world.  At the age of nineteen, he has already shared the greatest gift of all with someone who he has never met – the gift of life.&n... [More] MORE
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Finding the HERO in You at Camp Travels to Canada

What happens when two friends with different strengths collaborate together in order to achieve a shared goal? Brandon Lablong and Ryan Levey are no strangers to the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. While a student... [More] MORE
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The Card that Changes a Donor's Day

Even the smallest acts of kindness can go a long way. On April 22nd, teenagers from all over the country participated in J-Serve, an International Day of Jewish Youth Service that gives teenager the opportunity to fulf... [More] MORE
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Racing to Give the Gift of Life: Ben Brody's Bar Mitzvah Project

When twelve year old Ben Brody of Englewood, NJ crossed the finish line of the Celebrate Israel Run, he knew that the race to save lives had just begun. A young and aspiring Bar Mitzvah student, Ben is a unique individ... [More] MORE
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A Gift of Lifer: The Story of Elchonon

Elchonon chose to become a volunteer donor in 2002 at a drive for a little girl who needed a transplant.  At the time, he was a student at Yeshiva University and he and his friends swabbed their cheeks, never thin... [More] MORE
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Eli, Richard and Avi

Donating is a unique experience, and donors don’t usually witness the other side in such a personal way. As a recent donor, Avi put it best:  “Speaking as a donor, I will tell you that we are just doin... [More] MORE
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