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

Posted By: Devick Sellam
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: Devick Sellam
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: Devick Sellam
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: Devick Sellam
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: Devick Sellam
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: Devick Sellam
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: Devick Sellam
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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Benjamin Saxe, Former EVP of ARMDI, Passes Away

Posted By: Devick Sellam
June 12, 2017

Magen David Adom’s mission may be best summarized by the Talmudic quote: “whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” And no one in America encapsulated MDA’s mission more than Benjamin Saxe. Mr. Saxe, the former executive vice president of American Red Magen David Adom for Israel (as AFMDA […]

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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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