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9-Nov-2009
Hadassah New Zealand-Auckland was privileged to have the Hon. Chris Finlayson, Minister for Arts, Culture, and Heritage, as guest speaker at their 2009 Annual General Meeting (AGM), where 80 attendees heard him speak about his three visits to Israel and his belief in the importance of philanthropy and charity.
9-Nov-2009
The Hadassah Medical Center is depending on us to meet our commitments to our fundraising projects: the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower, the Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine Department, the Radiotherapy Department, the Lithotripter, and the Pediatric Department Renovation.
9-Nov-2009
Dear Colleagues, Here in the United States, November signals the approach of our Thanksgiving holiday. Along with the traditional holiday foods of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and apple pie, we are reminded to take stock of our blessings, which we all too often take for granted.
8-Nov-2009
Celebrating their golden wedding anniversary with a party organized by their children and grandchildren, Hadassah Mexico President Clarise Dabah and her husband, Isaac, decided to donate the monetary gifts they received from their family, friends, and colleagues on the Hadassah Mexico Board to the Hadassah Medical Center.
3-Nov-2009
Making strides in combating Graft-Versus-Host-Disease (GVHD), caused by a patient’s body rejecting a transplant, the Hadassah Medical Center is testing a unique treatment based on inducing immune tolerance with injections of the patients’ own cells.
3-Nov-2009
Until the Hadassah Medical Center launched its campaign in October 2008 to reach potential Arab bone marrow donors and explain the urgency to enroll more people of their ethnicity in its bone marrow registry, only 200 of the more than 60,000 people in Hadassah’s database were from the Arab community. Today, relates Dr. Amal Bishara, head of the project, “there are 2,920 Arab donors in the registry and some have already been good matches for patients!”
3-Nov-2009
A young soldier was injured at a road block in northern Jerusalem when a terrorist stabbed him in the neck with a knife. When he arrived at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem’s trauma unit, the knife was still in place since removal needs to be done in a hospital to prevent further damage.
3-Nov-2009
ProtAb, a start-up company of Hadasit, the Hadassah Medical Center’s technology transfer arm, has developed a precursor to a vaccine which aims to interfere with the work of the body’s pro-inflammation agents, bringing hope to those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
3-Nov-2009
A Hadassah Medical Center team has identified the genetic cause of a retinal disease that has plagued certain Israeli and Palestinian families for generations.
3-Nov-2009
Following a week-long visit to Samoa, a Pacific Ocean Island, Hadassah Diabetes Expert Dr. Roy Eldor and his team devised a plan for the Samoan Government to prevent and treat obesity.