When 12-year-old Dennis immigrated to Israel from the Ukraine, he was already sick and in need of a bone marrow transplant. His life was saved at Hadassah, thanks to a bone marrow donor from Germany. Now 18 years old, Dennis has joined the army. He could have chosen not to go into a combat unit because, as an only child, according to Israeli law, he need not serve as a combat soldier. In fact, he required his mother’s permission to enter a fighting unit. Both Dennis and his mother, however, were in agreement about this commitment. As his mother said, “After what Israel and Hadassah did for us,” we need to give back.”
Attending the Bar Mitzvah of a boy whose mother’s life he helped to save while she was pregnant with him, and being at the wedding of a woman he has treated since she was an infant are two of Prof. Eitan Kerem’s most recent emotion-packed experiences as the Chair of the Pediatrics Division at the Hadassah Medical Center.
The nursing administration of Hadassah University Hospital at Mt. Scopus and the Jerusalem Centre of the Performing Arts invite the public to a new exhibit called “On the Top of Mt. Scopus”.
Sally and David Abadi, major donors from Panama, recently visited Hadassah Ein Kerem with their five children The visit was organized by Jorge Diener, Director of Hadassah International Special Projects, who joined the Abadi family on the tour.
The Hadassah Medical Center and Jules Bordet Institute, Belgium’s only hospital dealing exclusively with cancer, have signed an agreement to collaborate on health care, medical education, clinical research, and hospital management.
Al Jazeera photographer Tanya Habjouqa, from Texas, went to Hadassah Medical Organization recently to shoot for a special program on medicine for the media outlet. Among the doctors she photographed was Hadassah's Dr. Mushira Aboo Dia.
Very early on Tuesday, October 29, Hadassah Panama, with the sponsorship of New Balance, held its fourth “walk for the cure” in support of the fight against breast cancer.
“It’s the best thing to do in medicine; it’s fulfilling, fascinating, challenging, and rewarding,” says Dr. Yoram Maaravi, the Hadassah Medical Center’s Director of Geriatric Rehabilitation, in describing his career as a geriatrician at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus.
Every week, Hadassah receives inquiries from all over the world, asking if, perhaps, individuals suffering from various illnesses should seek help in Israel at Hadassah.
For the past 20 years, every student in Hadassah’s medical school has participated in a two-week trauma course after finishing his sixth year; as a result, there are almost 3,000 Hadassah graduates practicing medicine around the world who have been trained to treat blast trauma victims and handle triage during a mass casualty event.