Nachum welcomed Rabbi Josh Sturm, Outreach Director for New York-based Renewal, to this morning’s JM in the AM to discuss the organization and their September 4th swabbing event at Kehilat Beit Yisroel in Cedarhurst, NY (11a.m.-1p.m.: 352 W Broadway, Cedarhurst, NY 11516, United States).
From the Renewal website:
Renewal’s ultimate goal is obtaining a kidney for those that would like to undergo a transplant. On the waiting list are people from all walks of life, and of all ages. Men, women, and children ranging in age from a young child to an 80-year-old adult. They are from all parts of the world, including the USA, Canada, Israel as well as England and Brazil. They all wait for that call that a match has been found. These people are willing to travel to be in an area closer to the location of the donor, if necessary. Renewal has been successful in helping many of these patients, but the need is still great. Each year, 8 percent of the patients on the national list die waiting for a kidney. If you feel that this is something that you can do, it would be a great mitzvah indeed to help anyone of these patients.