Idan Yaron, a boy with special needs near Haifa, Israel, recently celebrated his 17th birthday. Idan loves horses and horseback riding had become very therapeutic for him. However, the equestrian center he used to visit closed when coronavirus started and has not reopened. “I decided I would ... Continue Reading
After being hit by a falling utility pole, a miraculous recovery.
Almost exactly a year ago, a one-ton utility pole fell on Tali Kuhn as she was walking her dog. In addition to head trauma, Tali’s legs were severely injured. As she lost consciousness, she remembers thinking she might be dying. But MDA Paramedic Naomi Zvi and EMT Elia Biton worked tirelessly ... Continue Reading
JPost spotlights MDA as top organization in Israel, interviews Eli Bin.
Magen David Adom: A vision of dedication, determination to save lives (An excerpt from The Jerusalem Post) — In the decades that Eli Bin, director-general of Magen David Adom, has been leading the organization, the pandemic has been one of MDA’s most significant challenges. The national ... Continue Reading
One call fits all: MDA, police, fire services now integrated on AI software.
The Jerusalem Post — The dispatch systems of Israel’s three rescue services are now interconnected so any of the three agencies — the Israel Police, the Fire and Rescue Service, and Magen David Adom — can now automatically dispatch one another in emergencies without having to manually contact them, ... Continue Reading
Times of Israel reports on MDA mass-shooting training in Chicago.
THE TIMES OF ISRAEL — “Help! Help! Something terrible has happened!” The alarming call, coming amid shouts of pain, bombarded a member of the Northbrook Community Synagogue as she entered the temple’s sanctuary outside of Chicago to find over a dozen worshipers lying helpless on the bimah ... Continue Reading
Evangelicals and Jews dedicate ambulance in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle — After seven years of work, Jeff and Arlene Berg may finally get a chance to rest. The Wilkins Township Evangelicals raised nearly $100,000 toward buying an ambulance for Israel. Having secured commitments from approximately 40 donors, and with the medical ... Continue Reading
A new Magen David Adom Bullet-Proof Mobile Intensive Care Unit vehicle was inaugurated in Ariel
Last Wednesday, a new MDA bullet-proof Mobile Intensive Care Unit, donated by Prof. Marat Ressin, was inaugurated in Ariel in a special ceremony, in the presence of the donor and his family, MDA VP of Operations Gil Moshkowitz, representatives of Israeli Friends of MDA, the Mayor of Ariel Mr. Eli ... Continue Reading
MDA helps communities prepare for the unexpected and unimaginable.
Magen David Adom, Israel’s world-renown emergency medical and mass-casualty response organization, has long made sharing its knowledge and experience with the world a priority. One of the ways that goal is achieved is to provide trainings around the world for medical professionals and lay ... Continue Reading
Thousands of teens spent their summer learning how to save lives.
Every summer, Magen David Adom holds intensive training courses for Israel’s youth. This summer was no different. Nearly 2,000 youth participated in various courses. Camp counselors learned first aid and school peer counselors learned how to train younger classes in first aid and motivate their ... Continue Reading
Australian athlete meets MDA team who saved his life.
Only three weeks ago, a 55-year-old athlete collapsed on the field during a soccer match at the 21st Maccabiah Games. The Australian athlete was playing Columbia in the Masters’ Tournament for athletes 55 and over. The MDA team providing medical coverage for the Maccabiah Games responded ... Continue Reading