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  אב 19, 5768 , 20/08/08

Tourists Donating Record Amount of Blood for Israel

American tourists are donating a record amount of blood for Israeli hospitals and the IDF in blood drives sponsored by Young Israel (YI) in conjunction with American Friends of Magen David Adom (A.F.M.D.A.). A new record is expected to be broken next Monday at a blood drive at Heichal Shlomo in Jerusalem.

"At a time when many Israelis are on vacation both within and outside of Israel, the increased demand and decreased supply of blood is that much greater," said Jonathan Feldstein, Israel representative of A.F.M.D.A. He pointed out that every pint of blood can save up to three lives.

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