In a special campaign to save the life of a four-year-old,
the volunteers of the Ezer Mitzion organized a special test
day for potential volunteers for a bone marrow
The examination day will take place this forthcoming
Tuesday, election day, all over the country in the branches
of Ezer Mitzion, and in the Oranit Center in Petach Tikvah,
as well as in the Magen David Adom stations. Within the
framework of this campaign, samples of hundreds of thousands
of people will be taken and then placed in the pool of
potential blood donors founded by Oranit-Ezer Mitzion. The
purpose of this bank is save the lives of as many cancer
patients as possible.
The purpose of this particular campaign is to save the life
of Naama Biton, a four-year-old who suffers from blood
cancer and urgently needs blood marrow. The donor bank in
Israel hasn't even one donor whose tissues match hers, and
who can save her life.
The Oranit-Ezer Mitzion bank currently has 60,000 potential
donors, thanks to the drive conducted by Ezer Mitzion.
Recently, the bank grew impressively and has helped to
coordinate 14 matches between donors and cancer victims,
saving their lives.
After the blood tests are made, test tubes will be sent to
America for an examination of their genetic characteristics
and suitability. If a suitable donor is found, he will
undergo a very simple process similar to a regular blood
donation. This process is likely to save Naama's life.
The public is asked to help save the life of little Naama
and to join the circle of donors founded by Ezer Mitzion.
Additional information regarding the campaign may be
obtained at the information center of Ezer Mitzion. Free
calls at 1-800-373-100, or from any cellular phone,