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Awards and Honors

The Gift of Life Marrow Registry and its founder/CEO Jay Feinberg have both been recipients of numerous awards, including:

2020 Advocacy Award

Regenerative Medicine Foundation
Gift of Life Marrow Registry was honored at the 2020 World Stem Cell Summit with the Advocacy Award presented by the Regenerative Medicine Foundation.
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2019 One Forum Service Award

National Marrow Donor Program - Be The Match
Jay Feinberg was honored by NMDP/Be The Match with the One Forum Service Award for his dedication to furthering the mission of saving lives through cellular therapies.
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2018 Triunfo! Non-Profit Award

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Palm Beach County
Gift of Life was proud to be recognized with the 21st Annual Triunfo! Non-Profit Award for work within the Hispanic and Latino community in Palm Beach County.
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2017 Paladin Society Award

Lynn University
Gift of Life was honored to receive the 2017 Paladin Society Award from Lynn University, in recognition of service to the community.
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2016 World Marrow Donor Day Originality Prize

World Marrow Donor Association
Gift of Life was proud to receive the Originality Prize from the World Marrow Donor Association for raising awareness in a unique way on World Marrow Donor Day. Gift of Life created the Guinness Book of World Records "World's Largest Cotton Swab" to mark this international day of recognition and thanks for millions of bone marrow and stem cell donors around the world.
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2016 Community Leadership Award

Jay Feinberg received the 2016 Community Leadership Award from Areyvut. This recognition is awarded to an individual or organization that has engaged in a significant relationship with Areyvut, and has done meaningful work in the community.
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2016 Record for Largest Cotton Swab

Guinness World Records
The largest cotton bud (Q-tip) is 5.696 m (18 ft 8.3 in) long, and was achieved by Gift of Life Marrow Registry in New York City, on 17 September 2016 to promote awareness on World Marrow Donor Day.
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2015 World Marrow Donor Day Grand Prize

World Marrow Donor Association
Gift of Life was the proud recipient of the inaugural WMDD Grand Prize in 2015, awarded in recognition of its creative implementation of a marketing, outreach and recruitment campaign designed to raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers about being a stem cell donor and the impact of blood stem cell transplantation on the lives of patients battling blood cancer.
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2013 Maurice N. Eisendrath 'Bearer of Light' Award

Union for Reform Judaism
The award is in memory of Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, executive director and president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations from 1943 to 1973; this award is the highest honor bestowed by the Reform Movement.
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2013 Algemeiner Jewish 100 List

The Algemeiner Journal
At its 40th anniversary gala, The Algemeiner unveiled its inaugural list of the Algemeiner Jewish 100—the top one hundred individuals who have positively influenced Jewish life this past year.
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2010 Jewish Community Hero Award

The Jewish Federations of North America
The Jewish Community Heroes campaign honors those making strides to repair the world, starting in their own communities.
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2005 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

Yeshiva University
Each year, Yeshiva University chooses individuals who have exemplified true leadership and philanthropic values to be conferred with honorary doctorates.
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2004 Charles Bronfman Prize

Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies
In honor of an individual whose endeavors are emblematic of values for excellence and who inspires the emerging generation through his or her accomplishments and achievements. Presented in its inaugural year.
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1999 Citizen of the World Award

Hadassah International
For valor and vision in creating a registry of potential donors for patients worldwide in need of bone marrow transplants.
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1994 Allison Atlas Award

National Marrow Donor Program
In recognition of outstanding commitment to donor recruitment, the retention process, and raising the general public's awareness of the need for bone marrow donors.
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