Gift of life

Giving The Gift Of Life

09/02/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

At its annual dinner Gift of Life brings bone marrow recipients to meet their donors for the first time. You know it’s going to be an emotional moment when you see tissue boxes on every table.

Lillian Baharestani, 27, wanted to be a donor. She was raised in Queens where her father taught her to always help others. So at Syracuse University she organized a drive for swabs for the Gift of Life registry. As it turned out, her own swab saved a life.

Bone marrow donor Lillian Baharestani meets recipient Daisy Sanchez at Gift of Life dinner. Photo by Tim Boxer
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