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

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

Posted By: Devick Sellam
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: Devick Sellam
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: Devick Sellam
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: Devick Sellam
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: Devick Sellam
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: 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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