Due to a severe shortage of units in the nation's blood banks, the Le'umit Health Fund and Lev Malka organization will hold a blood drive on Tuesday from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. in the medical center at Sonnenfeld 3 in Jerusalem's Beit Yisrael neighborhood and another on Thursday evening from 7:00-11:00 p.m. in the Le'umit Medical Center in the shopping center at 81 Tiferet Ramot in the capital.
Calling on all the population to donate, the organizations stressed that modesty will be strictly observed. Rabbi Aharon Aberman, who heads Lev Malka, said that every unit of blood can save four lives. The two organizations explained that dozens of operations are being delayed for lack of blood. People above the age of 18 only need to bring an identity card or passport. Seventeen-year-olds must bring proof of parental permission.