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Answering the Call: The lastest updates from Israel and the U.S.

The Times of Israel: Race against time to fly blood to stricken Israeli in Peru

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
February 13, 2017

Emergency service seeking permits to bring units to save the life of critically ill Zohar Katz, 21 The Magen David Adom emergency service said Sunday night that it was preparing to flying [sic] life-saving blood units to Peru for the sake of an Israeli traveler left in critical condition by a blood infection. Zohar Katz, 21, […]

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Magen David Adom Volunteer Receives Award for Exemplary Contribution to Society

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
February 8, 2017

Congratulations, Magen David Adom volunteer Lina Azbarga, for receiving Israel’s Ministry of Education Volunteer Award for exemplary contribution to society! Lina has volunteered with MDA for three years, and she is the first female Bedouin MDA youth volunteer to receive this award. Lina lives with her family in Kuseifa, a Bedouin community between Arad and […]

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GOVERNING: What America Can Learn From Israel’s Emergency Responders | By Mark D. Lebow

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
January 25, 2017

An innovative app is just one example of the power of public-private collaboration to save lives. Every child learns at an early age what to do in an emergency. Before anything else, we’re taught to pick up the phone and dial 911 because we know that means help will soon be on the way. We […]

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Magen David Adom Treats and Evacuates Victims of Sunday’s Terror Attack in Jerusalem

Posted By: Erik Levis
January 9, 2017

Magen David Adom was the first on the scene at Jerusalem’s Armon Hatnaziv promenade on Sunday, swiftly treating and evacuating victims of the terrorist truck ramming attack that killed four young Israel Defense Forces soldiers. Within minutes of the attack, MDA paramedics and EMTs — arriving on ambulances, Mobile Intensive Care Units, and Medicycles — […]

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Magen David Adom Make a Wish Ambulance Initiative Fulfills Yotam’s Dream of Riding a Helicopter

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
January 5, 2017

Yotam Cohen is fighting leukemia which requires him to spend months on end in the hospital. With every landing and take-off, Yotam eagerly watches the hospital’s helicopter pad from his room. Last week, the Magen David Adom Make a Wish Ambulance, along with a paramedic and EMT, brought Yotam and his family to the airport […]

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Magen David Adom Operating at Full Capacity in Judea and Samaria

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
December 30, 2016

Magen David Adom is providing full emergency medical services to all Israelis in Judea and Samaria, after the Israeli Health Ministry said it would work to secure the funding needed to cover the additional costs of MDA operating there. “The Health Ministry has assured us that it will work toward a solution to this ongoing […]

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MDA’s Nachman Levi’s Quick Response Saves Little Girl

Posted By: Erik Levis
December 21, 2016

When Magen David Adom’s Nachman Levi arrived at the scene of a motorcycle accident this past Sunday, he wasn’t expecting that the life he would save would be that of a toddler girl. Levi had started treating the motorcycle driver when, suddenly, a man darted out of a nearby home with a baby in his […]

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AFMDA Raises $2.3 Million at New York Gala for MDA’s Lifesaving Work in Israel

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
December 16, 2016

American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) brought together world-renowned experts in disaster response and emergency medicine, as well as supporters of lifesaving technology, on Monday, December 12, for its New York Gala. The event drew more than 520 guests and raised $2.3 million for Magen David Adom’s (MDA) EMT training and equipment, which saves lives […]

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NewLife FM Interview with MDA’s Yonatan Yagodovsky

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
December 16, 2016

Listen to Joseph C. Emert, president of Life Radio Ministries, Inc. and NewLife FM, interview Yonatan Yagodovsky, Magen David Adom’s director of fundraising and international relations. Emert and Yagodovsky discuss MDA’s lifesaving emergency medical services in response to terror attacks, treating patients under fire, maintaining the highest level of day-to-day care for Israel’s 8.5 million […]

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Atlanta Jewish Times: Atlantans Buy Ambulance for Israel

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
December 6, 2016

Atlantans Lowell and Laraine Fine have donated a $100,000 ambulance to Israel. The donation to Magen David Adom, Israel’s version of the Red Cross, was celebrated with a dedication ceremony outside Ahavath Achim Synagogue on Friday, Nov. 25. The actual ambulance was brought to Buckhead for the ceremony before traveling to Jacksonville, Fla., to be […]

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New $110 Million Israel National Blood Center Breaks Ground

Posted By: Rob Rosenthal
November 23, 2016

Magen David Adom broke ground on a new blood bank on November 17 that will house its processing operations in a secure, state-of-the-art underground facility. The MDA Marcus National Blood Services Center, located in Ramla, will be the world’s first fully operational underground blood center. The groundbreaking is the first step in the actual construction […]

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MDA Launches New App to Improve Response Times and Medical Assistance

Posted By: Rob Rosenthal
November 23, 2016

Magen David Adom released a new smartphone app that will not only make it easier for people in Israel to summon medical help, but also allow them to instantly provide the ambulance dispatcher with crucial information, such as the patient’s medical history and a live video feed from the scene. Magen David Adom EMTs will […]

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AFMDA Mourns the Passing of Shimon Peres

Posted By: Erik Levis
September 28, 2016

New York (September 28, 2016) — With heavy hearts, Magen David Adom (MDA) and American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) mourn the passing of one of Israel’s founding leaders, Shimon Peres. Peres held many critical posts and titles in his illustrious life and career, including, most recently, the presidency of Israel. But it was […]

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Goodfriends’ 10th MDA Ambulance Marks Lifetime of Generosity

Posted By: Erik Levis
July 29, 2016

Over the last 25 years, Audrey Goodfriend and her husband, Leonard, of blessed memory, have sponsored enough Magen David Adom ambulances to honor most of their family members. The only exception has been Audrey herself. But that’s about to change. At the urging of their two daughters, the Goodfriends’ 10th MDA ambulance will adorn Audrey’s […]

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A Gift That Celebrates the Gift of Life

Posted By: Erik Levis
July 29, 2016

Dr. Jack Terry, born in Poland in 1930, is an American success story. After a horrific youth in concentration camps, he immigrated to the United States, completed high school and college, became a geologist, served in the U.S. Army, and went on to earn a medical degree. From there, he became an accomplished New York […]

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The Times of Israel: Trauma and routine all in a day’s work for Jerusalem’s paramedics

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
July 25, 2016

Hagai Bar Tov, an 18-year veteran of Magen David Adom (MDA), shares his experiences with the current terror wave. He has treated many terror victims, especially near his home in Kiryat Arba. Despite the traumatic events Bar Tov has had to deal with on the job, he has experienced high points, like delivering twins in […]

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Falmouth School Raises Funds for Israeli Ambulance

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
June 21, 2016

Students from the Falmouth Jewish Congregation Beit Sefer, in a yearlong effort with other Jewish day schools, are raising money for the Israeli emergency service Magen David Adom to purchase a $100,000 ambulance. So far, the students of Falmouth have raised $1,154.83. In 2002, area students raised enough money to send three ambulances to Israel.

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The New York Times: MDA’s Response to Sarona Marketing Terror Attack

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
June 9, 2016

The New York Times spoke with Magen David Adom Chief of Staff Uri Shacham about the EMS organization’s response to Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Tel Aviv. MDA medical teams treated 13 people suffering from gunshot wounds and evacuated them to four hospitals in the Tel Aviv area. In addition, MDA Blood Services provided the hospitals with […]

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MDA Saving Lives at Tel Aviv Terror Attack

Posted By: Erik Levis
June 8, 2016

Magen David Adom was on the scene at today’s deadly terrorist shooting attack at the popular Sarona Market in Tel Aviv. At least three Israelis were killed, with another 13 victims treated for gun shot wounds. An additional 13 people were treated for stress-related symptoms. MDA ambulance and paramedic teams evacuated victims to four Tel Aviv-area hospitals and MDA Blood […]

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An ambulance for Israel, in memory of Olivia

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
May 4, 2016

Originally published in “lohud: The Journal News,” Part of The USA Today Network. For about 10 years, Olivia Rubin volunteered for Chestnut Ridge’s William Faist Ambulance, doing her part. “She had basic first aid,” remembers her husband, Allan. “She wasn’t an EMT, but she drove the ambulance and helped out wherever she could.” Olivia defeated two kinds […]

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