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      Archive: 10/7/2011
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        10/7/2011, Tishrei 9, 5772

      Magen David Adom at Highest Alert Level


      The Magen David Adom (Red Star of David - MDA) emergency service will be at its highest level of preparedness for the Yom Kippur Day of Atonement holy day that begins Friday afternoon.

      While most of the treatment administered by MDA relates to the effects of the 25-hour fast on some people, it has delivered babies or taken expectant mothers to give birth at hospitals. In addition, the absence of motor-vehicle traffic brings bicycles, skateboards and other people-powered forms of transportation onto the streets, resulting in a number of accidents each year.