Donations and Volunteers

Hadassah's Hematology Department's leadership in patient care, research, and education is dependent on the thousands of dedicated people - physicians, nurses, and other professionals who care for patients, researchers who study the causes of hematological diseases, and volunteers and benefactors who contribute so that others can hope for more effective therapies.

Our work is made possible in large part by the philanthropic support of our donors. Through charitable giving, friends of the Center can become partners in the effort to reach our goal: the progressive control and ultimate cure of all hematological diseases. Volunteers work in partnership with our staff, giving their time in support of our mission.

It is important to note that we aim to give the highest quality of care, and our standards are considerably higher than those at most other hospitals. The reimbursement rates by the healthcare funds only take into account the ordinary standard of care. Therefore our department routinely accrues deficits by providing diagnostic tests and critical therapies whose costs are not covered by the daily hospital fees.

Furthermore, in order to remain at the forefront of hematological research and care, we regularly acquire sophisticated equipment needed for maximum diagnostic accuracy. Such expenditures must be covered by our benefactors as they go far beyond the costs ordinarily covered by hospital fees.

We would be pleased to accept donations and contributions to our department. We will forward contributions through the Donor Recognition Department with all tax benefits credited appropriately. At your request, we will honor your gift to remember a loved one!

Alternatively, our department has opened a special memorial fund in remembrance of our dear Dr. Shmuel Gillis z''l. This will be used for educational activities in the department, in memory of Shmuel's high esteem for learning.

For those who wish to convey their special form of recognition to the nursing staff, there is a special fund for nurses' welfare which is utilized for nursing education, conferences, book, courses, etc.

All checks should be made payable to Hadassah Medical Organization, together with a cover letter to the Head of the Department with referral to the purpose of your donation. All donations go through Hadassah's donor department and we will provide a receipt for tax purposes. Thank you!

In our department, male and female volunteers work in conjunction with department staff. Their work gives special meaning and supports our mission. Some volunteers work together with nursing staff, some work in the service laboratories and others perform various tasks for the comfort of our patients. Prof. Ben-Yehuda, director of the department, Ronit Halperin, head nurse of the hospital ward, and Gita Dror, head nurse in the treatment unit, would be happy to meet with each and every person who would like to donate of their time and the warmth of their hearts for the welfare of the patients of our department.

For more information for how YOU can get involved, please speak to Professor Ben Yehuda or to our head nurse, Ronit Halperin to arrange a schedule of activities or services.