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11-Feb-2009
Spreading the word about Hadassah’s mission to 1500 people through Facebook, Young Hadassah International raised over $2,500 in 48 hours for the “Help Hadassah Heal” campaign. The Facebook-a-thon, a creative new virtual fundraising event, raised the money largely through 20-dollar donations.
11-Feb-2009
“Talking for Peace—A Karl Kahane Lecture Series,” sponsored by The Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue in cooperation with the Karl Kahane Foundation, included a presentation on “Medical Ethics and Terror,” featuring the Hadassah Medical Center’s Prof. Avraham Rivkind, head of the Trauma Unit and Department of General Surgery, and Raja’l Fouzi George Qumyiseh, a Karl Kahane Fellow, who is receiving specialized training in surgery and traumatology at Hadassah.
11-Feb-2009
“Help the Jews Home,” a philanthropic organization in Norway that is a long-time supporter of the Hadassah Medical Center, has partnered with Hadassah’s Patricia and Russell Fleischman Women’s Health Center to fund health programs for new Israeli immigrants from the former Soviet Union. These programs offer preventive health information to elderly residents in the Israeli town of Gonenim, teaching them the importance of physical activity and providing a comfortable, convenient setting for them to exercise close to home. A delegation from Help the Jews Home visited the Center last year during their Feast of Tabernacles trip to Israel.
11-Feb-2009
Members of the Chilean parliament and media community received a briefing from Prof. José Cohen, renowned Hadassah neuroradiologist, during a January visit to the Hadassah Medical Center. They also learned about Hadassah’s major role as a bridge to peace through medicine.
11-Feb-2009
A group of physicians from Canada toured the Hadassah Medical Center in the beginning of January. The delegation included the Canadian Medical Association’s President Dr. Robert Ouellet, President-Elect Dr. Anne Doig, Chairman of the Board Dr. Michael Golbey, and Acting Secretary General Barbara Drew.
10-Feb-2009
The Hadassah Medical Center is home to one of the world’s two familial dysautonomia (FD) centers, bringing treatment and longer life to patients with this incurable genetic disease, which causes almost every major bodily system to malfunction.
10-Feb-2009
The success of a therapy using adult stem cells to treat multiple sclerosis at Hadassah is encouraging news for those who suffer from MS and other neurological disorders.
10-Feb-2009
Among the ten percent of the Hadassah Medical Center’s physicians who were drafted to serve in Operation Cast Lead in Gaza was Dr. Rotem Quint, a new resident in Internal Medicine, who was helicoptered to Hadassah when he was wounded in the left thigh by sniper fire.
10-Feb-2009
While the Cast Lead military operation in Gaza was taking place, eight-year-old Ruba from Gaza was being treated at the Hadassah Medical Center for thalassemia, a potentially fatal genetic disease that is common to both Jews and Arabs. Ruba had been fortunate that her brother was a match for her bone marrow and she was able to have a bone marrow transplant to save her life. “We love Hadassah,” her father commented. “We are being treated wonderfully.”
9-Feb-2009
Being a “bridge to peace” through medicine has been Hadassah’s hallmark for decades: The Hadassah Medical Center absorbs millions of dollars in costs each year for health care and medical training that its health professionals provide to Palestinians.