Ramah Campers and Staff Give the Gift of Life!
On Visiting Day on Sunday, representatives from Gift of Life set up a table near the misrad (main office) at camp. Gift of Life is an associate donor registry of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and and accredited registry by the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA).
We are excited to announce that, by the end of the day 115 new prospective donors
( 51 staff and 64 parents) had been entered into the Gift of Life registry! Kol
ha kavod la chem!! With numbers like that and the ages of many of those
tested, Gift of Life will certainly be able to make matches in the coming years.
Here's a comment from Suzy Fuld, one of the Gift of Life representatives:
"I also wanted to share with you that at both the staff and Visiting Day drives
many people told us how glad they were that we were there to give them the
opportunity to get "swabbed." I made sure to tell each camper
who watched his/her parent participate that they could be proud of the
enormous mitzvah their parent was doing. We gave out educational booklets
to the kids (and adults) who wanted to learn more, and I'm sure you saw our
stickers on many a t-shirt!"
We are so happy that so many of our staff and families helped with this worthy cause.