As Israel’s ONLY National Medical and Blood Emergency Service, the impact of Covid-19 has been enormous. As the country went in and out of lockdown, MDA teams were on the frontline, working night and day to keep the country safe and providing the highest standards of medical care to those in need.
Call centres and drive-through testing facilities were built in hours to accommodate the need. At the height of the virus, MDA call centres received over 200,000 calls in one day, compared to an average of 6,000 during ‘normal’ times. To date, MDA teams have performed over 2,600,000 tests.
This is all in addition to the day-to-day emergencies; births, accidents, heart-attacks and the constant terror threat from Israel’s neighbours. MDA has been stretched like never before; our incredible community of 23,800 volunteers and 2,000 staff have been true heroes. As cited by President Rivlin, MDA is second only to the IDF in its importance to the people of Israel.
Magen David Adom is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation that depends upon the generosity of its supporters from friends organisations around the world to save lives. This year, due to Covid-19, we have been unable to hold any fundraising events. Therefore, we need your help more than ever!
We need your support. Every Second Counts.
National Lifesaving Day
On the 29th – 30th November please come together as a community to raise £2,000,000 for Magen David Adom UK in 36 hours.
Every donation we receive helps save more lives. Without your support MDA simply couldn’t run the extraordinary service it delivers 24/7, 365 days a year!