Wednesday, June 7th | 18 Sivan 5783

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020


Yehudah Kaszirer


Rabbi Yehudah Kaszirer went above and beyond the call of duty in his mission to collect blood samples from survivors of the coronavirus pandemic. Kaszirer – director of Bikur Cholim of Lakewood in New Jersey – was asked by Dr. Michael Joyner of the Mayo Clinic, who is leading a nationwide study on the use of blood plasma to treat patients with severe coronavirus, to “do what you can” to collect as many samples as possible. “About 36 hours later, Kaszirer boarded a private jet with roughly 1,000 vials of blood stored in coolers,” NBC reported. “It had been drawn from members of the community through a blood drive organized with military-like speed.” Said Kaszirer: “It felt like being on a godly mission.” (Photo: Jewish Life / Screenshot)


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