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Birthright Israel & Gift of Life: Not only changing lives, but saving lives

Sep 2023 MEDIA COVERAGE
(See p. 18-19) Alex Weiss is a twenty-seven-year-old investment banker based in New York. Idan Zablocki is an eleven-year-old sixth-grade student who enjoys horseback riding, skiing and fencing, videogames, Star Wars, and math. Eight years ago, their lives change forever.
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It takes a village of strangers to save a life

Sep 2023 MEDIA COVERAGE
My son donated bone marrow on the Monday before Rosh Hashanah, on September 11th. Moed was cool and composed the entire time, but I wasn’t. We used to live in Washington, DC and we live in New York now, so I traveled to DC to be with him at Georgetown Hospital.
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‘With a smile:’ Family, friends remember Annie Eisner for her hardworking, joyous nature

Sep 2023 MEDIA COVERAGE
Annie Blair Eisner began writing her memoir when she was 18 years old. Her chapter titles included "A redhead named Annie"; "A bris for my finger"; "The time I failed my driver’s test"; and "When life hands you leukemia." But this was not Annie’s final chapter of the memoir. Her fifth chapter was entitled "Trendsetter." "Being sick was just a chapter of her life — a part of it — but it wasn’t what defined her," Jodi Eisner, Annie’s mother, said.
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Clemson PhD student donates peripheral blood stem cells to help save lives

Sep 2023 MEDIA COVERAGE
Clemson doctoral student Erika Hwang is helping save a total stranger by donating some of her peripheral blood stem cells. Hwang is working with Gift of Life to help save a man suffering from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia by donating peripheral blood stem cells. Her first donation was in December 2022. She is scheduled to make a second donation to the same patient on Sept. 11.
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South Florida is stepping up to help give the gift of life

Aug 2023 MEDIA COVERAGE
Miami Beach Police and the Gift of Life Marrow Registry hosted a donor recruitment drive, Tuesday. The event encouraged officers, firefighters and community leaders to swab their cheeks in hopes of finding a match for patients suffering from various blood cancers. At the event, a leukemia survivor got to meet the hero who saved her life.
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Blood stem cell recipient meets donor in Boca Raton

Aug 2023 MEDIA COVERAGE
Mitchell Stern of Boca Raton, who survived myelodysplastic disorder, a type of blood cancer, met his donor, Raphael Eidelman of Los Angeles at a Gift of Life Marrow Registry event.
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