Ezer Mizion has released some interesting statistics coinciding with Rosh Hashanah. Directors of the organization expressed pleasure of its continued growth and its “modest role” in providing health support services in Eretz Yisrael.
There are over 13,400 volunteers (men and women) nationwide playing a role in the distribution of 650,000 meals and other activities in 5772. The meals were distributed to the sick and elderly. The organization’s bone marrow database contains the names of 631,757 names, the third largest in the world and as a result, B’chasdei Hashem, 1,077 bone marrow transplants were conducted during the year.
80,000 pieces of medical equipment were loaned during the year and 76,000 passengers were driven in one of the organization’s vehicles for the elderly and infirmed. 2,536 special needs children were treated and 60,000 medical referrals were processed. 800 people requiring psychiatric counseling were treated and cared for in the mental illness unit.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)