In the last 24 hours Israel has had recovered almost 7000 new cases of COVID, sadly 61 people have succumbed to the virus bringing the countries death toll to 137, with 685 people in serious condition in hospitals and 175 patients on ventilators.
MDA's 101 Emergency Call Centers also show a significant increase in citizen inquiries, which reached 24,125 calls a day this week, an increase of about 400% compared to a routine day.
MDA blood services continue to collect plasma from those who have recovered from the Coronavirus for the treatment of severely ill patients and the production of a passive vaccine. To date, those who have recovered from Coronavirus have donated approximately 7,827 plasma units.
“For years, we had known we would eventually have to build a new blood-services center to accommodate the growing needs of Israel’s rapidly growing population,” said Eli Bin, director-general of Magen David Adom. “But that conflict also highlighted the need for a new facility that would be protected against missile, biological, and chemical attack.
The facility is crucial to Israel’s security, because Magen David Adom collects, safety-tests, and distributes nearly all the blood in Israel, including all the blood used by IDF soldiers in times of war and peace. As a result, the project has been classified as a strategic priority by Israel’s Home Front Command and by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Magen David Adom Australia supporters have already purchased 1 room in the new Marcus National Blood Services Centre and would love to be able to contribute further.
If you are interested in this project and would like to know more please contact the Magen David Adom Australia office on (03) 9272 5633 or email email@example.com
To all our friends & supporters, we would like to wish you all a happy, sweet & above all healthy new year. Whilst we cannot be with our extended family & friends this year, we pray that next year will be better for everyone.
As our friends & family in Israel head into a country-wide lockdown we wish everyone well & stay safe.
MDA has conducted over 1.28 million COVID-19 tests since onset of outbreak. We thank all the staff & volunteers for their tireless efforts in ensuring the safety of all Israeli's.
Ill, wounded, patients, terror attacks, rocket attacks and above all else- the fight against the corona virus. There is no doubt that this past year brought many challenges. Despite the challenges, we choose to celebrate the beautiful moments spent saving lives and bringing new lives into the world. May we all have a happy, special and healthy New Year. Shana Tova! ... See MoreSee Less