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June 14, 1991 - Image 62

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-06-14

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FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1991

TZVI DOLE

WEST BLOOMFIELD MICHIGAN

Orchard Lake Road • North of Maple

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his spring gave cancer
patient Meir Shor and
his family plenty to
celebrate.
A bone marrow donor had
been found with perfectly
matched tissue typing for
the 16-year-old. And it look-
ed as if the chemotherapy
treatment was working so
well that the bone marrow
transplant might not even
be necessary.
The chances of survival for
Meir (pronounced MAY-er)
— a former student of
Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in
Monsey, N.Y. — looked good,
doctors said.
Relieved by the news,
Meir's father had begun
working on the creation of a
New York-based national
Jewish leukemia foundation
to help other families sear-
ching for compatible bone
marrow donors.
On May 30, however, Zvi
Shor's full attention was
back on Meir. After some
tests, doctors at New
Jersey's Hackensack
Medical Center discovered
the Orthodox teenager's
leukemia was back — and in
full force.
This week Meir was ad-
mitted to Manhattan's
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center, where an ex-
perimental medication from
China will be used to treat
his acute myelogenous leuke-
mia, his father said.
Doctors hope to stabilize
Meir's condition in the next
four to six weeks, Mr. Shor
said. Meir and his compati-
ble donor, whose identity
has remained confidential,
will then fly to the Hutchin-
son Medical Center in Seat-
tle, where the bone marrow
transplant will be perform-
ed.
While not guaranteeing a
return to perfect health, the
operation greatly improves
Meir's chances of survival,
especially since his tissue
type is exactly matched by
his donor's, Mr. Shor said.
Allison Atlas, a Jewish
leukemia patient who made
news around the country
last year with a $3 million
unsuccessful search for a
compatible donor,
underwent a transplant at
the Seattle Center in Aug.
1990, using her mother's
imperfectly matched

Tzvi Dole is a staff reporter for
the Baltimore Jewish Times.

marrow. She has been back
home since February in
Bethesda, Md., recuperating
slowly but steadily, family
members say.
The National Marrow Do-
nor Program, based in Saint
Paul, Minn., has the tissue
typing of 330,000 people in
its computerized registry,
including 50,000 names
added through the efforts of
the Atlas family and close to
3,000 more added in the
Shor family's drives. Labor-
atory tissue typing costs $75
per person.
But there are about 14,000
leukemia patients in the
United States as well as 200
Jews in Israel unable to
locate a compatible bone
marrow donor in the Ameri-
can data bank, Meir's
Israeli-born father said.
To try to address this need,
Mr. Shor is presently work-
ing to create two non-profit
organizations. One is an ad-
ditional New York donor
center for tissue typing to
supplement existing efforts
by the New York Blood
Center. The other is a Na-
tional Jewish Children's
Leukemia Foundation to
assist Jewish patients
stricken with the disease.
Financial support for these
organizations has been hard
to find, Mr. Shor said. But he
remains optimistic, both
about his most pressing con-
cern — his son's survival —
and his proposed organiza-
tions.
"Everyone I spoke to — the
UJA (United Jewish Appeal)
and the rabbis —are very
positive about it," Mr. Shor
said.
For more information, call
(718) 853-0510.

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Israel, China
Science Accord

Tel Aviv (JTA) — Israel
and China signed a scientific
cooperation agreement in
Jerusalem giving formal,
binding status to a memo-
randum of understanding
exchanged a year ago bet-
ween the Israeli and Chinese
academies of science.
The signatory for the
People's Republic of China
was Professor Sun Honglie,
deputy president of the
Academy of Science in Beij-
ing, and the most senior
Chinese official to visit
Israel to date.
Israel was represented by
Professor Joshua Jortner,
president of the Israeli
Academy of Science.

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