Magen David Adom has been working hard to finish the new $US 100 million National Blood and Logistics Centre in Ramla.
This is the largest capital project that Magen David Adom has ever undertaken. It is a lifesaving collaboration between American Friends of Magen David Adom, Magen David Adom UK, Australian Friends of MDA and the Government of Israel. When complete, the facility will double Israel’s blood processing capacity and protect its blood against missile, chemical and biological attack. This is vital in protecting Israel’s blood supply for the future. Despite facing unprecedented challenges over the last few months, including the workforce being reduced by two thirds to maintain social distancing, building work has continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Israel’s population is expected to grow to 11.8 million in the next 20 years. The new centre will have the capacity and capabilities to supply all of Israel’s blood needs, to process or store over 500,000 units of blood per annum. The current facility can only provide about 200,000 units of blood each year.
Naming opportunities exist for Australian donors to become involved in this project. You can join us in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and make a difference in the lives of millions in Israel. To find out how you can get involved, please call Eric Roozendaal on 0413 055 188 or email him at email@example.com.