Magen David Adom has entered joint ventures with Bezeq and Mifal HaPayis to install defibrillators around the country to help counter the most common cause of death in Israel and around the world – cardiac arrest.
Israel’s main telephone company, Bezeq Israel Telecom, has announced that it will work with Magen David Adom in converting public phone booths into defibrillator stations.
MDA is also launching a joint defibrillator project with Mifal HaPayis, Israel’s National Lottery. MDA teams have begun to place the lifesaving defibrillators next to the lottery booths across the country to be accessible to the public even when the booth is closed.
In the event of a heart attack, a bystander can call the emergency services number and be directed to the nearest defibrillator booth, while an ambulance is dispatched. Any bystander will now be able to provide medical assistance to someone suffering a cardiac arrest, even without expert medical knowledge.