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From MDA’s Blood Services to the Front Line

IDF soldier critically injured in Gaza met the blood donor who donated the whole blood that saved his life. Eytan Tesler, an IDF fighter, was…

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Unique ECMO Unit Donated to MDA

First ECMO Unit of its kind in Israel donated to Magen David Adom. The most significant medical emergency that pre-hospital staff across the world are called to, is cardiac arrest…

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Ambulances Dedicated in Memory of MDA Fallen

14 ambulances dedicated in moving ceremony, in the presence of the bereaved families: Each ambulance, donated by “Samaritan’s Purse”…

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MDA Youth Volunteer Saves Classmate

A boy had a cardiac arrest in school, his classmate, who volunteers at MDA, saved his life. Guy Alon (17), an MDA youth volunteer in Modi’in, saw that people were gathering…

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Knesset Chair Visit to Magen David Adom

Knesset Chairman Amir Ohana visited Magen David Adom’s National Dispatch Center : “The Israeli nation has a sword and a shield, the soldiers are the sword – and you are the…

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After Beating Cancer Liat Became a Lifesaver

After beating Cancer twice, Liat decided to volunteer at MDA – and this past week she joined Magen David Adom’s Medicycle Unit…

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Wish Ambulance on Special Mission for Injured Soldier

MDA’s Wish Ambulance made a wish come true for a soldier who was seriously injured in Gaza. Shlomo, an MDA volunteer EMT in the past…

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Magen David Adom Ambulances Destroyed in Terror Attacks

On the first day of the Iron Swords war, with the terrorist attacks of Hamas on the communities of the Western Negev, the terrorists also fired…

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Day 18 – Iron Swords War: MDA Daily update

In the 24 hours up until 19:25, Magen David Adom teams have treated 13 casualties including: 2 males aged 40 and 45 in Beer Yaakov and Holon, with mild injuries; 9…

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MK Meir Cohen Visits Magen David Adom

“Iron Swords” War – Member of the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, and former Minister of Welfare and Community Safety, MK Meir Cohen, on his visit to Magen David Adom…

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Arbel – Saving lives from the Dispatch Room

Arbel Cohen, an EMT at the MDA 101 dispatch center, has not stopped giving help and support since the war broke out. At any given moment…

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Saar Margolis, MDA EMT, Killed in Action

A member of the security standby team in Kissufim, MDA volunteer Staff Sergeant (res.) Saar Margolis, was killed in action in Operation “Iron Swords.” MDA Director General…

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War in Israel – MDA and Family

A senior Magen David Adom EMT recounts the first day of the war, and how he was called to the scene where he found his 4-year-old cousin who was no longer alive…

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Lior Levy, MDA volunteer, killed in Iron Swords War

IDF soldier and MDA volunteer, the late Lior Levy, was killed in battle in the Gaza Strip | MDA Director General: “Lior was a dedicated…

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MDA Paramedic Amit Mann killed in Iron Swords War

MDA paramedic and MDA paramedic course instructor in the Negev, Amit Mann, was murdered when she was shot by terrorists…

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Shir Biton – MDA EMT – Killed in Operation Iron Swords

IDF soldier and MDA volunteer, Shir Biton, was killed in battle in the Western Negev Communities | Director General of MDA…

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Israel is under a ruthless attack

A horrible massacre of innocent people, cold blooded murder of babies infants and children, entire families kidnapped, paramedics and medical staffs killed on their way to save lives…

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MDA Paramedic preformed an emergency lifesaving

operation on a critically injured patient during an ambulance evacuation and managed to stabilize his condition…

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MDA paramedics treated victims inside an MDA station, while terrorists fired outside.

Georgi Guliak, a senior paramedic at MDA, woke up yesterday morning (Saturday) and went to…

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100 Yeshiva Students save 300 lives!

In recent days, 100 Yeshiva students in Kiryat Shmona donated blood through Magen David Adom’s Blood Services. The Yeshiva arranges several blood drives each year, and each…

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Israel at War: Over 700 Israelis murdered in Hamas massacre

Biden to Netanyahu: US assistance on its way. Netanyahu to advance talks on emergency gov’t. 2,315 wounded, over 300 in serious condition.

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Israel at war: The names and faces of Israel’s fallen heroes

Hundreds of Israelis were killed on Saturday, October 7, in the midst of the Simchat Torah holiday…

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Wish Ambulance takes 3-year-old critically ill boy to the zoo

Ofek Cohen, just 3-years old, has been confined to Schneider Children’s Medical Centre in Petach Tikvah for the past four months…

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Three killed and one injured in two separate terror attacks

The last few days have seen a sharp increase in terror attacks. On Shabbat, Shay Silas Nigreker, 60, and his 28-year-old son, Aviad Nir, were…

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“Diligent and well-loved, who always helped others”

Magen David Adom mourns the loss of volunteer EMT Adnan Assad, who was killed while on duty as a firefighter…

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4 new bullet-proof ambulances begin service with MDA

Communities in Ariel, Efrat, Ofra and Karnei Shomron welcome new life-saving vehicles…

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AI is already changing the way Israel’s EMS and fire services respond to emergencies

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MDA’s New Youth Volunteers Start Ambulance Shifts

Almost 4,000 new Youth Volunteers in national ceremony to mark end of year-long studies, and the start of their volunteering on ambulances…

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MK Yasser Hujerat visits MDA

Member of Knesset Yasser Hujerat (RAAM), visited the National Operations Center of Magen David Adom in Kiryat Ono and met MDA Director General Eli Bin & the organization’s…

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Google Staff join the MDA Life-saving Efforts

Google employees volunteering to save lives in MDA’s Blood Center. Barak Regev, CEO of Israel’s Google firm along with dozens of employees, arrived to MDA’s Blood Center in Ramle as…

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MDA’s Teddy Bear Hospital

Children will be able to take their teddy to triage for weighing and measuring, get an X-ray, get immunised and make sure they go home feeling much better…

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For the Glory of the State of Israel

The MDA ambulances that helped establish the Medical Corps, the Haganah fighters who volunteered in MDA, the medics who dealt with the chemical threat from Iraq and other fascinating secrets that reveal how much…

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Wish Ambulance takes Holocaust Survivor to Knesset and Yad Vashem on Yom Hashoah

The Wish Ambulance used to grant this wish was generously donated the by Magen David…

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MDA Staff and Volunteers Visit Holocaust sites in Poland

On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, dozens of MDA staff and volunteers visited the historical sites in Poland…

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The MDA Tracing Services for locating relatives and renewing family ties

Along with the daily tasks of saving lives, MDA operates the Tracing Services for locating relatives and renewing family ties department…

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Yagel Yaakov Yaniv Z’’L who was murdered in the terror attack in Hawara was due to finish an MDA EMT course next week

“He just wanted to give back to Israeli society and to help others”…

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The first Israeli delegation to Turkey is making its way back to Israel

We rescued 19 people from the ruins while they were still alive” – MDA representative in the Israeli rescue delegation to Turkey sums up the 8 days of their operation…

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MDA representative in the Israeli delegation participated in the rescue of a 12-year-old and a 23-year-old

The Israeli delegation to the disaster zone in Turkey was called tonight to rescue 2 trapped people from the ruins in the disaster zone…

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Hundreds killed and thousands injured in the earthquake this morning in Turkey

Following the damage caused by this morning’s earthquake, MDA Director General Eli Bin approached the President of the Turkish Red Crescent Dr. Kinik and offered humanitarian…

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31 doctors and paramedics from across the world

joined MDA’s 9th International Emergency Services Seminar – at the end of which they will join MDA’s International Unit. During the Seminar the doctors and paramedics will undergo 5…

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12 Family members all volunteer for MDA!

The love story between the Noiman family and MDA began when the father of the family, the late Zvi, began his journey in the medical world as an army medic and strove to infect his…

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Ambulympics!

The annual “Championship” competition of MDA’s Ayalon Region, testing the skills, knowledge and preparedness of the regions’ crews, took place recently in Moshav Beit Elazari. Twelve teams participated in the competition – 6 ambulance (BLS) crews and 6 mobile intensive…

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MK Ofir Sofer visits MDA

MK Ofir Sofer (Religious Zionist Party) visited MDA’s National Operations Center (NOC) in Kiryat Ono, where he met MDA Director General Eli Bin and other senior managers. MK Sofer received a general briefing on MDA’s activities during routine…

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Collapsed in an MDA MICU

Salem Abu Karinat (48) felt unwell during a routine drive in his car, he called his brother and together they started driving to a local clinic. During the journey, the pain increased, they dialed MDA’s Emergency 101 Call Center and…

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MDA Participates in International Disaster Drill

Magen David Adom joined an international multi-casualty drill that took place this week in Madrid. Three different scenes representing three different sized incidents were practiced…

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Oldest Medicycle Volunteer Celebrates 80th Birthday

Alex Michigan is Magen David Adom’s oldest Medicycle volunteer. In just a couple of weeks’ time, he will celebrate his 80th birthday, and mark 50 years of volunteering with MDA…

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Australian Maccabiah participant saved by MDA on the field

Last month, in the midst of the Maccabiah events in Netanya and during a game against the Colombian national team a player from the Australian football team collapsed, thankfully…

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New life emerges amid echoes of explosions

One Israeli refused to adhere to the red alert sirens as hundreds of rockets were being launched into his hometown of Ashkelon. Baby Boy Greenberg was ready to come into this world, and nothing was going to stop him…

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Ambulance sponsor inspired by baby born on his birthday

Scott Casty of Chicago, Illinois, was thrilled to learn the ambulance he sponsored for Magen David Adom, Israel’s paramedic and Red Cross service, was instrumental in bringing a new…

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EMT uses sign language to communicate with deaf patient

Becky Gilor learned sign language six years ago. When she joined Magen David Adom as an EMT and ambulance driver in 2020, she decided to take another course to learn medical terms and conditions…

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Magen David Adom to unveil ultrasound technology on ambulances and helicopters

Advanced diagnostic tool will be used to assess cardiac activity in patients and to quickly find veins for administering IV fluids and potentially lifesaving…

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MDA paramedic shares experiences serving in Ukraine

As a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Magen David Adom’s mission includes assisting other countries in times of disaster MDA’s mass-casualty experience is particularly helpful…

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MDA saves athlete who collapses at Maccabiah Games

Thanks to the quick intervention of the Magen David Adom team, the life of an Australian athlete at the 21st Maccabiah Games was…

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Drowning victim saved by MDA becomes EMT

uhammad Azbarga from Kseife was on holiday in Eilat. While swimming in the sea he got into difficulty and began to drown, and needed rescuing by an MDA team…

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Maccabiah protected by MDA

Magen David Adom has been providing medical cover for the Maccabiah Games for many years, and this year is no different, with the 21st games underway…

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The Heart of the Family

Fahed Birumi collapsed while being assessed by a doctor. The MDA team saved his life! Fahed Birumi (37) arrived at his nearby doctor’s office complaining of chest pain. . The doctor…

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Magen David Adom dedicated a new satellite station

in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. In a special ceremony, a new MDA satellite station was…

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MDA Olympics

MDA teams from across Israel competed in an annual competition that tests skill and efficiency. The annual competition held by MDA’s Lachish Region took place in Moshav…

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MDA aids Ukrainian refugees in its Moldova clinic

Earlier this week, an MDA team of paramedics, EMTs, and doctors, as well as two doctors from Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital established a field clinic in Chisinau, Moldova for Ukrainian…

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13 Holocaust survivors, wounded Ukrainians airlifted to Israel

TIMES OF ISRAEL — Three Israeli rescue organizations joined forces to rescue Ukrainian Holocaust survivors and other civilians wounded amid Russia’s invasion and bring them to Israel…

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MDA sends armored ambulances to Ukraine

Magen David Adom (MDA) is using its mass casualty experience as Israel’s national paramedic organization and its standing as a leading member in the International Committee of the Red Cross to help save lives in Ukraine…

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MDA Reunites Holocaust Survivor Siblings

In the leadup to International Holocaust Memorial Day, Magen David Adom reunited two siblings, both Holocaust survivors, who had not been able to see each other for ten years…

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Health Minister Visits MDA Testing Sites

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz joined Magen David Adom teams in two locations this week to see first-hand how MDA is working to keep the Israeli population safe and healthy…

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Magen David Adom Participates in the National Emergency Drill ‘Turning Point’

This week, a ‘national home front’ drill took place, in which the emergency organization in Israel took part, including Magen David Adom, the Home Front Command, the National…

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MDA and Hatzalah organizations form worldwide emergency medical service network

MDA leverages its experience responding to terrorism, rockets, and other disasters to train American Hatzalah teams, while Israeli…

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Restrictions on Blood Donations from the LGBT community have been Lifted

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz donated blood for the first time at the Magen David Adom blood bank in Jerusalem. A new era in blood donation has begun…

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Under fire: strengthening MDA teams with emergency equipment & supplies

Hundreds of missiles were fired into Israel in the last hour and MDA teams are moving quickly from scene to scene, providing medical…

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Magen David Adom Before Mount Meron Tragedy

‘Every Year We Came Back With a Sigh of Relief No Disaster Happened’. Volunteers at Israel’s national ambulance and disaster-relief organization, Magen David Adom…

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Mount Meron disaster: Thousands donate blood for victims

The public was asked to donate blood at special MDA stations set up across the country following the disaster. Within a few hours, crowds gathered…

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16-year-old Down Syndrome student volunteers for Magen David Adom

The volunteer, Eliyahu Peletz, found himself without any sort of framework or routine during the first COVID-19 lockdown…

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MDA for the Community

In preparation for Pesach, tens of thousands of food packages for low-income families were collected by MDA volunteers as part of Operation Kimcha Depsascha. Operation “Kamcha Depascha”, which has become a tradition in Magen David Adom, was held for the 17th year and involved thousands of MDA employees and volunteers of all ages to collect food products for low-income families.

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The President’s Award for “Israeli Hope” in Education to MDA Youth Organization

“Israeli Hope” in Education seeks to promote education for partnership between the various sectors, with the understanding that familiarity and joint action are essential for securing the future and prosperity of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.

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RIGHT BEFORE THE HOLIDAY: MDA SELLS CHAMETZ

Same as every year, a moment before Passover is upon us, MDA made sure to sell the organization’s Chametz, as Jewish Law commands. On March 16, MDA officials headed by MDA Director General Eli Bin, met with the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Harishon Letzion…

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Report: Israelis Abroad Fly to Israel to Get Vaccinated

A report published by Globes revealed a recent trend with Israelis working or living abroad returning on flights to Israel to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The flights are met by Magen David Adom (MDA) representatives, and after receiving the jab and waiting for 30 minutes…

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Giving Birth on the Road

Moti Fisher, an MDA EMT ambulance driver from Modi’in Illit, was called on Wednesday last week to evacuate a woman to the hospital. On their way to the delivery room, while arriving at the Ofer checkpoint near Givat Ze’ev, police forces signalled the ambulance to stop at the side of the road.

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Shortening Response Times in Hadera and Jasr a-Zarqa

Magen David Adom operates a large station in…

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50% decrease in first aid treatments to bike riders on Yom Kippur

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MDA’s New ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle)

This week, the first of its kind operational driving training was held for 16 medics and…

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Delivering a baby in the most unlikely circumstances

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EMS In War: Rescue Services During A Rockets Attack On Israel

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Magen David Adom managing a health crisis with Messenger

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MDAs soon-to-be-launched program ‘MDA in the Community’ to treat patients without leaving their home

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An MDA EMT delivers his own baby in the middle of his shift

EMT Abraham Ivri started working at MDA about a month ago. His wife Reut, who was 9 months pregnant feared that when she went into labour her husband would be on duty.

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The Life of a 13-Year-Old Boy who Suffered a Cardiac Arrest During a Football Game was Saved Thanks to the MDA Team

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An MDA EMT Delivered Two Babies within Four Hours

Daniel Yaso, an MDA EMT and ambulance driver, began the morning shift in a completely routine manner a week ago. Yaso has been working for the organisation for three years,

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Israel pilots coronavirus test that delivers results in 15 minutes

“Toward winter, the number of tests must be significantly increased and the time until the result is obtained reduced,” Health Minister…

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Israel fire and rescue authority selects MDA to develop dispatch system

For over a decade now, MDA has taken to developing many of…

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MDA uses ambulance bus to evacuate nine from southern Israel nursing home

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Israel Develops World’s First State-of-the-Art Underground Blood Bank

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MDA ambulances maintain 8-minute average response during peak of Covid-19

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Corona in Numbers – According to Official Data:

Magen David Adom has obtained approximately 438,000 corona test samples to date…

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Lital Schertzman: The dancing paramedic from Betar Illit

Lital Schertzman has always enjoyed…

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Israel’s Bezeq to convert payphones into defibrillator stations

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Four Sisters Fight Corona

The story of four sisters who dropped everything to stand on the frontlines in the…

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Amazing story showing MDA’s tremendous legacy

Celebrating 90 years of MDA…

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‘It’s not over’

Top MDA medic warns Israelis won’t heed rules in 2nd virus wave

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International Solidarity Event for those effected by COVID-19

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MDA ambulances maintain 8-minute average response during peak of coronavirus in Israel

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Independence Day Commemoration 2020

Yasmeen Mazzawi, MDA paramedic from Nazareth, lights cauldron in nationally televised Israeli Independence Day commemoration…

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Message from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Message from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanking Magen David Adom…

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MDA volunteers light torches at municipal ceremonies across the country

In conjunction with the torch lighting to end…

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