Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has announced a $4.75 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to expand the pediatric bone marrow transplant unit at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem.
The grant will establish and equip the new unit, which will be located in the Sharett Institute of Oncology at Hadassah University Hospital Ein Kerem and will be headed by Professor Polina Stepensky. HMO currently provides care to approximately a million residents annually in Jerusalem and neighboring communities, including the West Bank. In recognition of the grant, the completed BMT unit will be named for the Helmsley Charitable Trust.
"HMO is very grateful to the Helmsley Charitable Trust for its vital support," said HMO director general Zeev Rotstein. "The demand for these highly specialized treatments is constantly increasing and this generous gift furthers Hadassah Medical Organization’s mandate to provide world-class health care to all the people of Israel, regardless of race, religion or nationality."