Where do I collect a new tzedokah tin?

Malka Ella

Call the Malka Ella phone, 0720354235 and we can make an arrangement to deliver to you or for you to collect from our offices.

Where do I drop my full tzedokkah tin?

Malka Ella

You can send a message to the Malka Ella phone, 0720354235, with your address and times and date when someone will be home and we will arrange to collect your tin from you.

How can I donate to Malka Ella?

Malka Ella

There are a few different ways to go about making a donation: You can donate through the website You can donate via credit card by either going to the office or calling the office You can do an EFT. Our bank details are: The MEF Fund. Nedbank. Branch 198765. Account 1148434925. Please use your name as a reference

Are breast and ovarian cancers Jewish genetic diseases?

Malka Ella

Roughly 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews are carriers of the BRCA genetic mutation, which increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Though this increased risk is genetically transmitted, BRCA is not typically included among the disorders included in the standard testing panels for Jewish genetic diseases. Individuals with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer are encouraged to …

I am going through IVF and have been recommended PGS (preimplantation genetic screening), is it necessary?

Malka Ella

Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is commonly offered when a patient’s is undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. The test identifies common chromosomal abnormalities in the embryos. Severe abnormalities will not be compatible with life and therefore this test improves pregnancy success rates and reduce miscarriages. It is important to consult with a genetic counsellor.

I have already had children who are healthy and we still plan to have more. Surely I don’t need to be tested?

Malka Ella

Unfortunately there is a misconception that because you have healthy children, neither parent is a carrier for the same condition. Ashkenazi conditions follow an autosomal recessive inheritance pattern. This means both mother and father need to be a carrier for the same condition. If they are, with EACH pregnancy- there is a 25% chance of having an affected child, 25% …