|Patricia Levinson, Hadassah International Communications Chair||Karen Eisler, Website Co-Chair|
|Lonye Rasch, HMO Communications Chair||Karen Lustig, Communications Team|
|Ellen Frick - Delman, Communications Team||Nichole Hutter, Communications Team|
I write to you from Jerusalem where, as you know, the situation is volatile. Recent terror attacks on innocent Israeli citizens are tragic. Once again yesterday, Hadassah Ein Kerem received five terror victims. Hadassah Medical Organization, with two extraordinary hospitals in Jerusalem, continues to treat these victims with speed, efficiency and, above all, medical excellence.
We are proud of the invaluable role our physicians and nurses play today and every day in saving lives. Our hearts are with the victims and their loved ones, including the family of Police Officer Zidan Saif, 30, who succumbed to his wounds at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.
As we focus our attention on strengthening HMO, we are reminded of the importance of our work for the people of Israel.
Join us as we pray for peace.
Thank you, as always for your support.
Marcie E. Natan
Hadassah National President
The Hadassah Medical Center, using the powerful research tool of advanced gene sequencing, has identified a gene mutation that 3 of a couple's 12 children shared, which caused them to have an intellectual disability, short stature, seizures, and disturbed glucose metabolism. Now the other healthy children are able to be tested to see if they carry the mutation and to plan their futures.
No cases of Ebola have been diagnosed in Israel at this time, but despite precautions, no one can guarantee that a person arriving by air at Ben Gurion Airport or by land over one of the borders will not be carrying the Ebola virus. About 300 persons come to Israel every year from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three West African countries where there is active transmission of Ebola.
Active and independent, doing her own shopping and cooking along with volunteer work in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Maria, age 82, suddenly collapsed after she stopped taking her blood thinner to prepare for a dental procedure.
On November 5, 2014 there was a possible terror attack by car that hit IDF soldiers in Gush Etzion. Three were sent to our hospital in Ein Kerem.
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