Repair the World mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world, igniting a lifelong commitment to service. We believe service in support of social change is vital to a flourishing Jewish community and an inspired Jewish life. By 2030, Repair will inspire and catalyze one million acts of service towards repairing the world.
According to Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5, anyone who saves one soul it is as if they have saved the entire world. Gift of Life Marrow Registry facilitates lifesaving transplants for patients battling blood cancer, sickle cell, inherited immune disorders and other diseases. Founder and CEO Jay Feinberg created this registry when he was diagnosed with leukemia and in need of a transplant himself.
A patient is most likely to find a match with an individual of the same genetic heritage. But the odds of finding a donor are not yet equal. Making it possible for every patient to find a donor is a key goal at Gift of Life. Today, 75% of Caucasian patients are able to find a donor, while the chance for Hispanic patients to find a donor is 45%, Asian patients 40%, and African-American patients have a staggeringly low 25% chance of finding a matching donor. To learn more about Why Ethnicity is Key to a Perfect Match, click here.
Jewish tradition considers Pikuach Nefesh, saving a human life, to be among the highest ethical obligations. We ask you to consider joining the Gift of Life Marrow Registry. With one quick and easy swab kit, you have the potential of being matched with an individual in dire need and possibly saving their life. Make a difference today and sign up through our donor circle.
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When you join the registry, you give hope to patients whose best chance for survival is to find a donor. If you are found as a match for a patient, now or in the future, you could get that incredible phone call from Gift of Life that you have the opportunity to save a life!
Everyone in good health between 18 and 35 years old is encouraged to join the registry. Why this age group? After 50 years of transplants, medical research clearly shows that transplants from younger donors produce the best outcome for patients. Younger people produce more stem cells and have fewer health issues that may affect the transplant process.
Registration is easy, each kit contains four cheek swabs, instructions, and a postage-paid return envelope. To learn how to use your kit, click here to watch a short video.
Note: Those 36 to 60 years old wishing to register are requested to fund the lab process of their kit, a $60 cost. To learn more, read Gift of Life’s article on Why are donors 36 and older asked to pay the lab fee for their kits?
A donor sponsored by Repair the World has matched a 65 year old woman battling Leukemia.
A donor sponsored by Repair the World has matched a 32 year old woman battling Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.
A donor sponsored by Repair the World has matched a 50 year old woman battling Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.