From last night until 17.00 today, MDA teams have treated 17 casualties, including: 18 year old male in moderate condition with shrapnel injuries, a 53 year old male in moderate condition injured as he ran for shelter, 12 casualties in mild condition as they headed for shelter, and 3 with anxiety symptoms.
Since the start of the war, MDA teams have treated thousands of casualties, including fatalities, and those injured in serious, moderate and mild condition, amongst them MDA staff who were saving lives. Continuing today, (Friday 27.10) MDA teams are on high alert. Some 1,400 MDA ambulances, including bulletproof are manned by MDA staff and volunteers who are saving lives, at times while under fire.
MDA Blood Services held blood drives today in the Jordan Valley, Jerusalem, Modiin, Zichron Yaakov and Bat Yam.
Since the onset of war (Saturday 7.10), MDA’s Blood Services have collected more than 52,000 blood donations from the public, and the blood components have been supplied to all hospitals for treatment of the casualties.
Since the war began, MDA helicopters have carried out dozens of evacuation flights to and from hospitals such as Sheba, Beilinson, Ichilov, Shamir Asaf Harofe, Shaare Zedek, and Hadassah Ein Kerem, transporting dozens of injured civilians and soldiers from the field and from hospitals in the south. After initial treatment in the southern hospitals of Barzilai and Soroka, dozens of ambulances, intensive care vehicles, and specialized evacuation vehicles of Magen David Adom transferred injured individuals of all severity levels to hospitals throughout the country.
MDA calls on the public to heed the life-saving instructions of the security forces. For any medical need, dial 101 to reach MDA’s emergency hotline and to donate blood during the week at locations published on the MDA website: https://www.mdais.org/blood-donation