Magen David Adom (MDA) is Israel’s only National Medical Emergency and Blood Service, operating 180 stations across Israel and deploying over 2,000 lifesaving vehicles including Ambulances, Mobile Intensive Care Units, and Medicycles. Since June 2006, MDA has been officially recognised by the International Committee of the Red Cross as the national aid society of Israel.
MDA is made up of 23,800 volunteers, making it Israel’s largest volunteer organisation.
As Israel’s borders reopen, MDA UK is running a ground-breaking trek, Israel360Jordan. Trekkers will journey through the beautiful sights of Jordan and Israel, with the opportunity of saving lives along the way.
Starting in Amman, trekkers will be guests of the Jordan National Red Crescent Society, before heading south to Petra and Wadi Rum and then across the border and into Eilat.
Once in Israel, the trek will head up to Rahat, the largest Bedouin town in the world, where the 2019 trekkers and the Young MDA Committee have funded the refurbishment of a much-needed ambulance station within the town.
The journey will conclude at the site of the new National Blood & Logistics Centre in Ramle, which is a remarkable and much needed £90m underground Blood Centre that will revolutionise the way in which MDA collects, processes and distributes blood.
All funds raised by trekkers will go towards rebuilding the Rahat Ambulance Station
Magen David Adom is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation that depends upon the generosity of its supporters around the world to save lives.