Friday, October 4, 2013

"Be the Match" Training at Temple Emanu-El

"Be the Match" Training at Temple Emanu-El
Tuesday, October 22  7:00 pm

Susanne Geshekter Smith, Executive Director of our congregation, has unselfishly given her heart and soul to Temple Emanu-El. Now she is in need of our help and it is time to give back. Susanne was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and may, at some point, be in need of a bone marrow transplant.   

Be the Match Foundation, operated by the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry, has agreed to partner with us to train volunteers to conduct bone marrow drives.  We are asking for volunteers to attend the training session so that they can conduct bone marrow drives at Emanu-El and potentially other congregations and Jewish agencies.  Patients are more likely to find a donor match within their own race and ethnicity.  The targeted age group for donors is 18-44 which is the ideal age for the best outcome.  There is, however, no age limit for volunteers willing to conduct bone marrow drives.

The training will be held in the Temple Emanu-El Social Hall, 6299 Capri Drive, San Diego, on Tuesday evening, October 22nd at 7:00 pm. Your participation could be life saving.

There is nothing in Judaism that takes precedence over the saving of a life. We all have the power to help, the power to hope, the power to heal. Please answer our call by responding to by October 16th.

Thank you for your support!
Arlene Bresnick and Byrne Eger


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