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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Jewish Community Heroes campaign honors those making strides to repair the world, starting in their own communities.
Each year, Yeshiva University chooses individuals who have exemplified true leadership and philanthropic values to be conferred with honorary doctorates.
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.
For valor and vision in creating a registry of potential donors for patients worldwide in need of bone marrow transplants.