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

MDA Welcomes Apple’s Announcement That Its Operating System Will Soon Geolocate 911 Calls

Posted By: Erik Levis
June 18, 2018

MDA welcomes today’s announcement by Apple that its iOS 12 operating system will support geolocation services for 911 calls in the United States, providing faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times. Starting later this year, iPhone users who download the new iOS will be able to make 911 calls that automatically […]

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“The Ground Is So Hot It Burns Through Their Shoes” — MDA’s Tal Rabin in Israel21c

Posted By: Erik Levis
June 11, 2018

Israeli paramedic Tal Rabin describes the grim scene in Guatemala in wake of the Fuego volcano. She joined a medical mission sent by Israel’s government. By Abigail Klein Leichman  JUNE 11, 2018, 11:10 AM The ground was still smoking from the hot fury of two volcanic eruptions early last week when an Israeli medical team arrived […]

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MDA’S Tal Rabin Joins Israeli Humanitarian Aid Mission to Guatemala to Assist Victims of Fuego Volcano Disaster

Posted By: Erik Levis
June 7, 2018

Magen David Adom (MDA) Paramedic Tal Rabin has joined an eight-person Israeli humanitarian aid delegation to Guatemala, following the devastation caused by the Fuego Volcano. MDA is Israel’s national EMS and blood-services organization. Rabin, a paramedic based out of MDA’s Ramat Gan station, has extensive experience dealing with mass-casualty events, including traveling to Nepal as […]

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New Collaborations Between MDA and the Philippines Red Cross

Posted By: Erik Levis
June 1, 2018

The Philippines is a country with a series of risks that require intensive activity of skilled medical and rescue forces. Deadly typhoons, active volcanoes, severe earthquakes, and armed conflicts are only some of the hazards Filipino citizens face, as the country is considered to be disaster-prone. Magen David Adom and the Philippines Red Cross began […]

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Mark’s Story: From Supporting MDA to Saved By MDA

Posted By: Erik Levis
June 1, 2018

Mark Sack has maintained a family legacy of supporting Magen David Adom. But he never thought he’d actually need its services… Click here to watch his incredible story.

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AFMDA Mourns the Passing of Gaby Bashner

Posted By: Erik Levis
May 25, 2018

Magen David Adom and American Friends of MDA join the entire community in Los Angeles in mourning the passing of one of AFMDA’s great leaders, Gabriella Bashner. A Holocaust survivor who went on to found the women’s division of MDA’s fundraising operations in Los Angeles, Gaby was a fierce advocate for MDA’s lifesaving work. She […]

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The Time is Now: Help MDA Prepare for the Worst

Posted By: Erik Levis
May 8, 2018

Israel put its air defenses on the northern border on high alert today, ordered bomb shelters opened in the Golan, and is warning residents that an attack by Iran could be imminent after spotting irregular movements by Iranian troops in Syria. This comes as news that the U.S. has dropped out of the Iran nuclear […]

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MDA Trained New York-Based Paramedics in Unique Program Designed to Benefit New York and Israel

Posted By: Erik Levis
April 30, 2018

Paramedics from New York-based Hatzalah volunteer EMS organizations received high-level training last week from Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national EMS organization, in a new program designed to increase New York-based paramedics’ skills while providing them with the necessary accreditation to work in Israel. Officials from MDA and the Hatzalah organizations say the training is […]

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Our Hearts Weep with All of Israel

Posted By: Erik Levis
April 27, 2018

AFMDA joins its colleagues at Magen David Adom — and all the people of Israel — in mourning the tragic death of the 10 young people who died in a flash flood yesterday near the Dead Sea. The victims were part of a group of 25 students on a hike organized by Tel Aviv’s Bnei […]

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Celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut and Support MDA’s 70 for 70 Campaign!

Posted By: Erik Levis
April 19, 2018

Today is Yom Ha’Atzmaut — Israeli Independence Day — and millions around the world are celebrating Israel’s rebirth 70 years ago. It’s a milestone birthday for a country whose existence is threatened virtually every day since 1948. Magen David Adom, Israel’s national EMS organization, has been there every step of the way, treating and saving the […]

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MDA To Open Israel’s First Breastmilk Bank

Posted By: Erik Levis
February 6, 2018

MDA’s National Blood Bank recently announced that it will soon open Israel’s first breast milk bank to allow nursing mothers to donate surplus milk for babies who do not have access to it. There are approximately 500 milk banks around the world, but this will be the first one in Israel. It is scheduled to […]

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MDA Inaugurates 500th Medicycle

Posted By: Erik Levis
February 6, 2018

MDA inaugurated 14 new Medicycle — including its 500th — in a festive ceremony at its Tiberius medical station on January 17. The newest Mediycles will be deployed to northern Israeli regions, including the Golan Heights, the Galilee, and the Jordan Valley. Medicycles are specially designed motorcycles that shorten valuable emergency response time by weaving […]

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Raziel Shevach, MDA Volunteer First-Responder, Killed in Drive-By Shooting

Posted By: Erik Levis
January 9, 2018

Today, the men and women of Magen David Adom lost a brother. Raziel Shevach, a Magen David Adom volunteer first-responder and senior EMT who was recently honored for his lifesaving response to a terror attack, was himself killed in a drive-by terrorist shooting just outside Havat Gilad, where he lived in Samaria. Raziel was driving […]

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MDA Heroes Continue Serving in Judea and Samaria

Posted By: Erik Levis
January 3, 2018

Magen David Adom, with its uncompromising dedication to saving lives, announced it will continue serving communities in Judea and Samaria for the next three weeks despite the Israeli government’s refusal to fund MDA’s budget for these services. MDA took the drastic step of threatening to halt services in Judea and Samaria as a result of […]

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Operation Protective Edge: Three Years Later

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
August 28, 2017

    Hear firsthand accounts from Magen David Adom’s volunteers and staff who treated 842 victims during Operation Protective Edge, which lasted 50 days.    

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MDA High School Volunteer Amanda Klestzick Helps Deliver Baby on First Shift

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
July 20, 2017

Magen David Adom Overseas Volunteer Amanda Klestzick from New Rochelle, New York could never have imagined her very first shift would end with the delivery of a baby! Amanda shared her thoughts about the extraordinary experience: Everyone expects their first day to be boring. I know I definitely was ready for at least an unexciting […]

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Magen David Adom Receives Rabin National Award for Quality and Excellence in the Public Sector

Posted By: Erik Levis
July 20, 2017

Magen David Adom, Israel’s national EMS, ambulance, and blood services organization, received the National Award for Quality and Excellence in the Public Sector on July 13. The award, named after Israeli statesman Yitzhak Rabin (z’L) and issued by the Prime Minister’s office, is given to organizations that achieve the highest quality standards in service to […]

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MDA Paramedic Aaron Adler Featured on “Erev Tov With Tzvika Hadar”

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
July 6, 2017

      Magen David Adom Paramedic Aaron Adler was featured on “Erev Tov With Tzvika Hadar” — recognized for his commitment to saving lives and surprised by several people he saved while volunteering with MDA. During the episode, Tzvika Hadar presents Aaron with a brand new MDA Medicycle. [Credit: Produced by Tedy Productions and […]

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Sharon Stone Helps Launch Magen David Adom’s “Iron Dome Protectors of Israel” Women’s Division in LA

Posted By: Erik Levis
June 30, 2017

A sold-out, capacity crowd of women philanthropists and leaders gathered at the luxurious new Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, June 21 to help American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) launch the Iron Dome Protectors of Israel Women’s Division for Magen David Adom (MDA). The event raised tremendous funds — including two new […]

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Emergency Rescue Drill at the Knesset executed by Magen David Adom

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
June 13, 2017

Imagine the headline, “Knesset building damaged by major earthquake.” Questions immediately fill your head — Fatalities? Injuries? To be prepared for just such a national emergency, Magen David Adom (MDA) must regularly test its ability to respond to any national crisis. On June 12 and 13, Magen David Adom held an earthquake emergency preparedness and […]

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