Gur Hassidic movement bans emergency responders

Gur bans members from volunteering as paramedics or with police department, warns children of volunteers will be removed from school.David Rosenberg, 1/16/2018, 10:03 AM

Gay men allowed to donate blood without restriction in Israel

In policy change, gay men won't be subject to time frame restriction when donating blood in Israel. MDA: 'Important step towards equality.'JTA, 1/10/2018, 5:54 PM

Judea & Samaria MDA budget saga: Finance Committee gridlocked

Battle for Judea & Samaria MDA funding continues led by MK Bezalel Smotrich; MK Gafni closes meeting after his proposal was voted down.Mordechai Sones, 1/8/2018, 6:39 PM

Two in critical condition at Tiberias Marathon

Two suffer heat stroke during marathon and evacuated to hospital; eleven more injured during event and treated by MDA teams.Mordechai Sones, 1/7/2018, 2:23 PM

Adelsons donate new armored ambulances for Judea, Samaria

MDA inaugurates four new armored ambulances intended for us in Judea and Samaria. 'The point is to save lives.'Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 6:44 PM

Life-saving initiative for those with severe allergic reactions

MDA initiates a revolutionary new project that connects those carrying an epipen with those currently suffering from an allergic reaction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2018, 12:58 PM

MDA resumes operations in Judea and Samaria

Following assurances by Jewish Home MK that funds will be transferred, MDA reopens Judea and Samaria branches.Hezki Baruch, 1/1/2018, 6:48 PM

'Stop playing games with our emergency services'

Yesha Council, representing half a million Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, rejects offer by United Hatzalah to fill in for MDA.Hezki Baruch, 1/1/2018, 3:47 PM

MK Gafni blocks funding for Judea, Samaria emergency services

Finance Committee Chairman delays agreed budget transfer vote; MK Mualem-Refaeli furious.Hezki Baruch - Mordechai Sones, 12/31/2017, 3:36 PM

United Hatzalah looks to fill in as MDA leaves Judea and Samaria

Following notice that MDA will be forced to halt activities in Judea, Samaria over budget issues, United Hatzalah aims to expand services.David Rosenberg, 12/24/2017, 9:15 PM

Emergency medics: 'We will stop serving Judea and Samaria'

Magen David Adom Director sends letter to Netanyahu warning services in Judea and Samaria will cease over failure to transfer agreed budget.Mordechai Sones, 12/24/2017, 2:28 PM

72-year-old killed in plane crash in northern Israel

Pilot dies after 'ultralight' plane crashes in Jezreel Valley in northern Israel.David Rosenberg, 12/22/2017, 9:57 AM

First: MDA volunteers in Hesder program

First 17 paramedics, students of Ofakim Yeshiva, successfully complete Magen David Adom course for Hesder studentsMordechai Sones, 12/19/2017, 9:33 PM

Get through Hanukkah safely - no miracles needed

MDA presents safety guide to prevent emergencies related to upcoming Hanukkah holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2017, 7:40 PM

Toddler chokes to death in Rishon Letzion

Two-year-old toddler from Rishon LeZion dies after losing consciousness while in daycare center.Mordechai Sones, 12/5/2017, 6:35 PM

Magen David Adom prepares to establish Mother's Milk Bank

Association for Mother’s Milk Donation and MDA to begin operating first National Mother's Milk Bank in Israel for Premature and Sick Babies.Mordechai Sones, 11/27/2017, 6:46 PM

10 injured in fires in Kiryat Haim, Ashkelon

6 injured, including several children,in Kiryat Haim apartment fire. 4 injured from thick smoke in Ashkelon fire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2017, 10:19 PM

Elderly man drowns at Bat Yam beach

Passersby pull elderly man from beach, lifeguards and paramedics attempt but fail to revive him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2017, 12:47 PM

2 moderately injured while building Sukkahs

Ashdod teen, Jerusalem man hospitalized after suffering head injuries while building Sukkot booths for upcoming holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2017, 7:44 PM

Girl in critical condition after near drowning on Ein Gev beach

7-year-old's family draws drowning girl from water; MDA resuscitates, evacuates to Ziv hospital by helicopter in critical condition.Mordechai Sones, 8/29/2017, 5:53 PM

IDF Medical Corps recruited for MDA Life Guardians project

New initiative will recruit thousands of IDF medical personnel to expand MDA's Life Guardians, first responder teams throughout Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 8/27/2017, 3:33 PM

MDA treats 168 people over Tisha B'Av fast

Over 150 require medical assistance during 25 hour fast in midsummer heat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2017, 8:04 PM

'I was only lightly wounded - why waste a medic on me?'

Aharon Adler insisted on treating wounded policemen even after being shot in the leg.Tzvi Lev, 8/1/2017, 12:20 PM

MDA medics honored for treating wounded cops on Temple Mount

With bullets flying past them, a team of medics worked desperately to save the wounded policemen, and were honored today for their efforts.Tzvi Lev, 7/31/2017, 2:39 PM

Man killed in Eshkol region traffic accident

Man, 20s, trapped in van he was driving and found dead; MDA teams forced to declare death.Mordechai Sones, 7/17/2017, 4:14 PM

Man shot near Kiryat Arba

MDA and IDF medical teams treating victim of gunshot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2017, 8:29 PM

All emergency responders to be called via MDA Dispatch Center

1221 no longer to be advertised, yet will still operate; all calls to be routed through integrated system.Mordechai Sones, 7/3/2017, 9:16 PM

'You saved my life - please come to my son's wedding'

MDA volunteer invited to wedding of son of heart attack victim he provided life saving assistance to.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2017, 6:43 PM

4 year old chokes on toy

Child in serious condition after getting toy duck stuck in his trachea.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2017, 8:58 PM

'She was lying broken on the floor - it was a terrible sight'

Medics describe vicious attack on MDA staff attempting to treat patient.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2017, 7:15 PM

MDA medic administers aid - and is brutally attacked

Medic treating a woman in the Dead Sea area in need of medical attention is attacked by the woman's partner.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2017, 9:25 AM

10-year-old boy strangled by rope in elevator

Boy strangled after rope winds around his neck in Beit Shemesh elevator. MDA teams perform child CPR operations.Mordechai Sones, 4/3/2017, 6:27 PM

ZAKA, MDA sign cooperation between organizations

ZAKA and MDA broaden cooperation. ZAKA volunteers will be on call together with MDA personnel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2017, 6:17 PM

New MDA mobile app shortens stroke treatment time

Once the MDA team has examined the patient, they will instantly transfer the data required for admission to the hospital trauma department.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2017, 2:52 PM

'I can't imagine the suffering she went through'

Friends of woman burned to death in Holon recall her life - and describe her violent death.Yoel Domb, 3/14/2017, 3:20 PM

2 killed in fireworks factory explosion

A strong explosion in a fireworks factory caused a fire. 2 were fatally injured.Ido ben Porat, 3/14/2017, 1:32 PM

Woman torched to death in Holon health service clinic

A woman in her 50s died after a 78-year-old patient allegedly torched her room in a Holon medical center. The suspect fled and was caught.Reut Hadar, 3/14/2017, 9:48 AM

Fire breaks out in Dimona apartment

Apartment fire injures 21, MDA and firefighters rescue trapped victims.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2017, 8:41 AM

63-year-old lies injured overnight in synagogue

A 63-year-old man was found this morning lying injured on the floor of a synagogue in the Binyamin region.Yedidia Ben Or, 1/19/2017, 8:51 AM

Two seriously injured in plane crash near Tel Aviv

Plane crash in Sharon region east of Tel Aviv leaves two in serious condition.Reut Hadar, 1/6/2017, 10:52 AM

Magen David Adom resumes normal operations in Judea and Samaria

Magen David Adom CEO orders medical team to return to full operations in Judea and Samaria after Health Minister promises to raise budget.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2016, 7:48 PM

MDA to cut services in Judea/Samaria - Hatzalah to fill in

MDA has announced that it will greatly reduce its service to communities in Judea and Samaria. Hatzalah has said it would fill in the gap.Shlomo Vile, 12/29/2016, 11:36 PM

US ambassador gives blood for Israel

The MDA blood service team arrived at the UN ambassador's residence where the ambassador and other members of his staff gave blood.Reut Hadar, 11/23/2016, 8:12 PM

MDA volunteer saves neighbor after heart failure

MDA paramedic Arik Koznitz was on hand to save the life of his neighbor, Yaakov Zelaves, who suffered heart failure outside his house.Yoel Domb, 11/14/2016, 6:22 PM

Two killed on Highway 6

Two people were killed and one seriously injured when their car crashed into a truck on Highway 6 Wednesday morning.Orly Harary, 11/2/2016, 9:19 AM

18 injured in Tel Aviv bus accident

18 people were injured Thursday morning in an accident involving a tow truck and a bus on Sderot Rokah in Tel Aviv.Yedidia ben Or, 10/27/2016, 12:29 PM

Two-year-old in critical condition after near-drowning

A toddler nearly drowns in a private pool in the Modi'in region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/17/2016, 8:18 PM

2-year-old seriously injured after dog bite to head

A 2-year-old boy was seriously injured this evening in the area of Migdal Haemek, after a dog bite to his head.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2016, 9:44 PM

MDA presents statistics from the past year of terror attacks

Past year saw wave of terror attacks with the rise of 'lone-wolf' stabbings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2016, 10:53 PM

Infant dies in Petah Tikva nursery

MDA teams performed resuscitation on a baby and evacuated her to Schneider hospital where doctors were forced to declare her dead.Yoel Domb, 9/26/2016, 6:56 PM

Woman falls on Ramat Gan bus, in serious condition

A woman in her sixties is in serious condition after falling this afternoon, Monday, in a Ramat Gan bus.Yoel Domb, 9/26/2016, 4:27 PM

MDA Director takes the witness stand in Azariya case

Eli Bin, Director of MDA: We don't approach a wounded person if we think he might have an explosive device.Yedidya Ben Or, 9/25/2016, 4:20 PM

Terrorist who murdered Israeli citizen dies in prison

Yasser Hamdouni, terrorist serving a life sentence for the murder of Avner Maimon in 2003,died this morning in jail during sports activity.Yoel Domb, 9/25/2016, 11:15 AM

3-year-old electrocuted, in critical condition

A 3-year-old toddler who was electrocuted brought to intersection in the Negev, from where MDA medics hurried him to the hospital.Yedidya Ben Or, 9/11/2016, 12:00 PM

I discovered my 'morphine angel' while watching television

Woman wounded in Istanbul terror attack found MDA member who had helped her there while watching footage of Tel Aviv car park rescuers.Yoel Domb, 9/8/2016, 12:45 PM

4th body removed from rubble of Tel Aviv parking garage

The body of a 40-year-old man was removed from the rubble of the Ramat Hachayal parking garage. MDA teams at the site declared his death.Yedidia Ben Or, 9/6/2016, 5:57 PM

Toddler falls four stories, in serious condition

A toddler fell four stories from his porch to the stone courtyard below in Jerusalem. MDA emergency personnel describe the scene.Rachel Kaplan, 8/22/2016, 10:36 PM