The Magen David Adom (MDA-Red Star of David) emergency service announced, Thursday, that it would hold a blood drive immediately before and immediately after next week's Shavuot holiday to address a seasonal shortage. MDA said stocks go down around the holidays, raising the possibility of harm to medical procedures, including the need to postpone surgery.
The shortage is for all types of blood, especially those with a negative Rhesus factor. One can find a donation site on MDA's Website or call
1-800-400-101. Donors can receive a year of blood insurance for themselves and their families.