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Meet Marina Ben Izhak, new Inborn Errors Working Party Nurse

Nurses Group
Inborn Errors Working Party (IEWP)

The Working Party Nurse is a role that is now firmly established as a valuable resource in each of the medical Working Parties. The goal to develop collaborative nursing/medical projects for patient benefit continues to develop at pace. The roles have begun to adapt to the needs of the WP with many nurses taking more responsibility for education. Meet with Marina Ben Izhak, from Israel, who has been nominated recently as the Inborn Errors Working Party Nurse (IEWP Nurse).

Marina Ben Izhak, IEWP Nurse from Israel

My name is Marina Ben Izhak, Research Nurse from Hadassah medical center, Bone Marrow Transplantation department, Jerusalem, Israel. I am honoured and excited to take part in the Inborn Errors Working Party. This is a great opportunity for my team and I, for collaboration and knowledge, exchange to promote optimal care and evidence-based nursing.

During the last 14 years, I have worked in the BMT department, where we are treating patients from all over the world, suffering from malignant diseases, by autologous and allogeneic transplantations. In the past 3 years, we expanded our department by becoming a combined unit for transplantations in children as well. Nowadays we treat children suffering from non-malignant diseases as Osteopetrosis, Adrenoleukodystrophy, HLH and other inborn errors by transplantations from matched siblings, MUD, haploidentical and cord blood.

I am looking forward to working as a team member, learning, promoting research and collaborating.

Marina Ben Izhak