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Wounded Israeli soldiers are being airlifted from Gaza to HMO’s trauma center in Jerusalem. Because of our world-renowned trauma physicians, the soldiers are alive and recovering.
In an act of solidarity with wounded IDF soldiers, President- elect Reuven Rivlin and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat visited eight of the wounded and their families at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem.
For the past eight years, students of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design have been meeting regularly with hospital patients at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus to enhance their healing. The students come in pairs, once a week for four hours, and facilitate art activities with the patients and their family members, enabling them to express their emotions through art and to experience the fun of creating their own works of art.
Sally and David Abadi, ardent supports of Israel and of Hadassah, finally had the chance to visit Jerusalem – and the Hadassah Medical Organization – with their family this past fall. They flew from Panama City, where they reside, to Ben - Gurion Airport with their five young children, each of whom have their manes etched on the walls of the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.
"Hadassah Sommer-Cocktail 2014 München"
Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) is mobilizing for an influx of casualties from the greater Jerusalem area, though we pray there will be few. As a tertiary care hospital, we are also prepared to receive wounded soldiers and civilians who might be air lifted from more distant areas.
"You are in the best place in the world, where everyone cares for your son," HE Prof. Dr. Marie Bashir, Governor of New South Wales, Australia, told the mother of Baby Ali in Arabic, during her recent visit to the Hadassah Medical Center. The mother responded, “I know.”
Hadassah International has voiced concern and support for the safety of the people of Israel. Moishe Sandler, Hadassah International President, released the following statement:
Principal Investigator Dr. Rinat Abramovitch of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy has been awarded a grant from the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) for her work regarding the beneficial effect of using fresh blood for transfusions in surgery patients.
Unlike countries where couples often spend their entire life savings trying to conceive a child with the help of expensive medical intervention such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), Israel provides free IVF until a woman has two babies or reaches age 45.