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

Ofra Terror Attack Update

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
April 6, 2017

When a terrorist drove his car into two young soldiers at a bus stop in Ofra this morning, Magen David Adom paramedics rushed to the scene from Jerusalem and Ofra — one of our 16 emergency medical stations in Judea and Samaria. A 19-year-old victim received emergency medical treatment and was evacuated to Hadassah Mount […]

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Israeli E.M.S. Organization Dramatically Reduces Time It Takes to Provide Stroke Victims With Crucial Hospital Treatment

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
March 31, 2017

Magen David Adom establishes protocols to provide awaiting doctors with comprehensive patient data before ambulances arrive to hospital, eliminating need for some diagnostic tests and enabling physicians to begin lifesaving interventions immediately. Organization to share protocols and technology with interested EMS organizations around the world. Jerusalem (March 28, 2017) — Israel’s national EMS service has […]

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The Shiny Sheet — Palm Beach Daily News: American Friends of Magen David Adom hear from UN representative

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
March 16, 2017

The permanent representative of Israel to the United Nations was the guest speaker at a reception honoring the major donors to the American Friends of Magen David Adom. The event took place Jan. 23 at the home of Michelle and Joseph Jacobs and also served as a kickoff for the organization’s upcoming gala. The evening […]

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Sun Sentinel: A soldier’s determination to survive and serve Israel

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
March 16, 2017

By Sheryl Silver To see Israel Defense Forces Captain Ziv Shilon today, you wouldn’t know how close to dying he was on Oct. 23, 2012. It was the day of his last mission in the Givati Brigade. He was just 25 years old and leading a platoon of 123 soldiers. In remarks at a recent […]

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JEMS: EMS Preparation and Response for Car Ramming Attacks

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
March 16, 2017

By Dr. Eli Yaffe, Head of Training at Magen David Adom During the past year, ramming attacks have become somewhat of an epidemic in Israel. The country has been experiencing a variety of terror attacks, including ramming attacks, for close to 20 years. Magen David Adom, Israel’s EMS organization, has some advice for other EMS […]

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J-Wire: Magen David Adom launches electric bike squad

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
March 16, 2017

Magen David Adom is introducing electric bikes into its array of vehicles in Israel with each bike equipped with resuscitation equipment. The bikes can be despatched to scenes within a radius of 10 kilometres as first-responders along with standby medics, ambulances, and intensive care vehicles. In emergency medicine, every second counts. Magen David Adom strives […]

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The Tamar Yonah Show: What’s It Like At a Terror Scene?

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
March 16, 2017

Tamar speaks with guests on a variety of topics, but also an exclusive interview with an Emergency Medic, David Daphan, from Magen David Adom -Israel’s emergency medical service, who treated the wounded at Monday morning’s terror-stabbing attack. Listen to the interview.

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Jewish Press: Ramming Attack Foiled at Gush Etzion Junction

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
March 16, 2017

A teenage Arab terrorist was stopped from killing innocent people Wednesday afternoon as they were waiting for buses and other transportation pickups at the Gush Etzion junction . . . Magen David Adom emergency response medics treated a 28-year-old woman in advanced stages of pregnancy for shock as a result of the attack, and then […]

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The Shiny Sheet — Palm Beach Daily News: American Friends of Magen David Adom welcomes Charles Krauthammer

Posted By: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz
March 16, 2017

The Palm Beach Celebration of Life Gala was a fundraiser to help save lives. The annual event took place Feb. 26 at at The Mar-a-Lago Club and drew more than 600 supporters of American Friends of Magen David Adom. For the first time, the gala honored an MDA emergency responder with its Humanitarian Award. David […]

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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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