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MDA volunteers respond to 1.3 million calls in 2022

Magen David Adom summarizes its activities over the past year.

MDA volunteers respond to 1.3 million calls in 2022

MDA conference: Donating breast milk can save lives

'For premature infants, breast milk is medicine.' MDA hosts conference highlighting importance of maintaining breast milk bank.

MDA conference: Donating breast milk can save lives

One Gush Etzion family, 12 MDA volunteers

Volunteering through the generations: Meet the Noimans, a family with 12 volunteer paramedics in MDA, saving lives together for many years.

One Gush Etzion family, 12 MDA volunteers

Electronic cigarette explodes in Dimona man's mouth

The 27-year-old was taken to the hospital in severe condition with burns on his chest and a bloodied face

Electronic cigarette explodes in Dimona man's mouth

3 men nearly drown at beach while performing ritual immersion

The men were taken to a local hospital in critical, moderate, and minor conditions

3 men nearly drown at beach while performing ritual immersion

Israel's emergency services to automatically dispatch each other

One call fits all: MDA, police, and fire services will now automatically dispatch each other, thanks to software created by MDA.

Israel's emergency services to automatically dispatch each other

Young man in serious condition after attempting train stunt

The 23 year old was electrocuted while attempting to perform parkour at a Rishon Lezion train station

Young man in serious condition after attempting train stunt

Emergency services hold Israel's 9th National Emergency Summit

A gathering of Israel's emergency services in the South Sharon cultural hall explores how ready the country is for a disaster.

Emergency services hold Israel's 9th National Emergency Summit

Father suspected of running over toddler, killing her

The one and a half year old was pronounced dead at Soroka medical center where she was brought unconscious with head trauma

Father suspected of running over toddler, killing her

Guided by EMT, mother gives birth under rocket fire

MDA dispatch helps deliver baby over phone, as missiles rain down on Ashkelon.

Guided by EMT, mother gives birth under rocket fire

Magen David Adom to unveil ultrasound technology on ambulances

Advanced diagnostic tool will be used to assess cardiac activity in patients and to quickly find veins.

Magen David Adom to unveil ultrasound technology on ambulances

Child seriously injured in home fire in Israel

Eleven-year-old boy suffers serious burns, is evacuated unconscious and on a respirator.

Child seriously injured in home fire in Israel

MDA saves athlete who collapses at Maccabiah Games

MDA team spies unusual body language in Maccabiah athlete, arrives as he collapses on the grass.

MDA saves athlete who collapses at Maccabiah Games

MDA awarded for use of special tech

MDA uses GIS technology as part of its computer-aided dispatch system.

MDA awarded for use of special tech

MDA gearing up for 21st Maccabiah Games

MDA EMTs providing cover this week at the pre-training and will be on high alert throughout the Maccabiah.

MDA gearing up for 21st Maccabiah Games

Holocaust survivors’ ambulance brings new Jew into the world

'‘It’s for moments like this that we donated the ambulance,' Holocaust survivor says.

Holocaust survivors’ ambulance brings new Jew into the world

Ben-Gurion University

Israeli paramedics train with new cutting-edge simulation center

Program capitalizes on new Ben-Gurion University facility to provide Magen David Adom paramedics with even more advanced lifesaving skills.

Israeli paramedics train with new cutting-edge simulation center

Activists petition Supreme Court against Health Minister

"Minister made life-threatening decisions in order to advance personal homosexual agenda."

Activists petition Supreme Court against Health Minister

A Tribute to Magen David Adom:

A unique classical hasidic concert

Enjoy the best classical and hasidic music on one stage in this wonderful fundraising event! Dedicating all proceeds to Magen David Adom.

A unique classical hasidic concert

Medics recount Meron disaster:

'Screams for help in one ear, and deathly silence in the other'

One year later, first responders recount the life-changing moments of the Meron disaster.

'Screams for help in one ear, and deathly silence in the other'

MDA dedicates the world's first war-proof blood services center

World’s first underground anti-missile national blood services center is dedicated in Ramla, Israel, will double the national blood supply.

MDA dedicates the world's first war-proof blood services center

MDA station director arrested for alleged drug use

3 people at central MDA station arrested on suspicion of using cannabis drugs after police raid.

MDA station director arrested for alleged drug use

Magen David Adom donates six all-terrain ambulances to Ukraine

In 'first-rate moral mission,' MDA donates six all-terrain ambulances to Ukraine's Health Services and Jewish community.

Magen David Adom donates six all-terrain ambulances to Ukraine

Tel Aviv attack:

'There's blood everywhere' - frantic calls to MDA

Israel's emergency medical service received dozens of calls from civilians hiding from terrorists as they wreaked havoc on the city.

'There's blood everywhere' - frantic calls to MDA

Teenage volunteer saves Tel Aviv bus driver's life

Quick-thinking 15-year-old MDA volunteer helps save the life of a bus driver suffering cardiac arrest.

Teenage volunteer saves Tel Aviv bus driver's life

Matzah factory accident: Employee's hand trapped in machine

Young man evacuated in moderate condition to Beilinson hospital in Petah Tikva.

Matzah factory accident: Employee's hand trapped in machine

Tel Aviv hosts Israel's largest defense expo

Delegates from around the globe arrived in Tel Aviv to see the latest developments in security and cyber defense hardware and software.

Tel Aviv hosts Israel's largest defense expo

Gripping recording released of report about Be'er Sheva stabber

MDA releases recordings of call to their dispatch center about the terror attack in Be'er Sheva.

Gripping recording released of report about Be'er Sheva stabber

15 people hospitalized at Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral procession

MDA reports 15 mourners evacuated to hospital for treatment during Bnei Brak funeral procession for Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky.

15 people hospitalized at Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral procession

Magen David Adom preparing for funeral of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

Hundreds of first responders to be spread across funeral route, preparing to provide coverage to anyone in need.

Magen David Adom preparing for funeral of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

MDA donates 4 bullet-proof ambulances to Ukraine

Protected ambulances used to treat wounded in Second Lebanon war to be sent to Ukraine in light of ongoing war.

MDA donates 4 bullet-proof ambulances to Ukraine

Toddler killed in Petah Tikva fire

The toddler was evacuated by MDA staff to Beilinson Hospital while they attempted to resuscitate her.

Toddler killed in Petah Tikva fire

Tel Aviv: Bus crashes into storefront

Four injured after bus veers off road and crashes into store on Achad Ha'am Street.

Tel Aviv: Bus crashes into storefront

First wounded Ukrainians arrive in Israel for medical treatment

MDA, ZAKA, and HatzolAir transport family wounded when missile struck their home on Saturday to Israel.

First wounded Ukrainians arrive in Israel for medical treatment

Magen David Adom: This is how anyone can save a life

Honoring National Defibrillator Awareness Day, Israeli organizations hold sessions for public, teaching CPR & use of the defibrillator.

Magen David Adom: This is how anyone can save a life

Haredi MK: Don't donate blood to Magen David Adom

'You are not acting as a governmental organization should act,' MK Moshe Gafni tells Magen David Adom.

Haredi MK: Don't donate blood to Magen David Adom

End of blood donation boycott? MDA hasn't backed down

Hundreds resume blood donations due to dangerously low supplies, even though MDA still hasn't restored "father" and "mother."

End of blood donation boycott? MDA hasn't backed down

Blood supplies running dangerously low, but MDA won't back down

Decision to replace 'Father' & 'Mother' with 'Parents 1 & 2' led to boycott of blood donations; MDA then deleted all reference to parents.

Blood supplies running dangerously low, but MDA won't back down

MDA 'amenable' to expanding number of authorized EMTs

MDA denies it refrains from alerting United Hatzalah to emergencies, claims only Health Ministry can add to list of approved EMTs.

MDA 'amenable' to expanding number of authorized EMTs

United Hatzalah volunteer begs for single emergency call center

MK Idit Silman heads a heated debate taking place today over the issue of unifying MDA call center with United Hatzalah center

United Hatzalah volunteer begs for single emergency call center

IDF soldier injured in ramming attack in Binyamin region

Driver & passenger arrested, sent for interrogation.

IDF soldier injured in ramming attack in Binyamin region

Report: MDA used less effective tests for rapid testing

New report by Central Lab for Viruses shows MDA used test which are less effective at detecting Omicron than other tests.

Report: MDA used less effective tests for rapid testing

United Hatzalah lauds bill to unify emergency call numbers

United Hatzalah celebrates government's support for bill which would create single, unified phone number for calls for ambulances.

United Hatzalah lauds bill to unify emergency call numbers

Ministers spar over bill to combine emergency call centers

Most support move but doubt wisdom of instituting "dramatic change during time of crisis."

Ministers spar over bill to combine emergency call centers

Coalition chairwoman pushes for joint emergency call centers

MK Idit Silman is pushing for joint MDA and United Hatzalah call centers, to the chagrin of the MDA.

Coalition chairwoman pushes for joint emergency call centers

At least 8 killed in Jordan Valley accident

A truck accident in the Jordan Valley has caused a mass casualty incident with at least ten injured or dead.

At least 8 killed in Jordan Valley accident

'Double donation day': Over 140 braids, nearly 200 blood units

144 hair braids and 194 blood units donated at 'double donation day' run by Magen David Adom and Zichron Menachem.

'Double donation day': Over 140 braids, nearly 200 blood units

Body of young man found in Yarkon River

Police investigate after passerby finds body floating in river.

Body of young man found in Yarkon River

Two years after suffering cardiac arrest, Eyal became an EMT

'Today I am in a place of giving and helping others, thanks to the MDA team who helped me and saved my life,' Eyal says.

Two years after suffering cardiac arrest, Eyal became an EMT

MDA holds mass casualty drill on Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train

MDA participates in the 'Chariots of the Gods' drill, simulating multiple-casualty incident caused by a fire in a train full of passengers.

MDA holds mass casualty drill on Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train

Knesset committee: A single number for all emergencies

Knesset Health Committee members: 'Time to establish one emergency medical dispatch center with one emergency number.

Knesset committee: A single number for all emergencies

Magen David Adom: In-school vaccination against COVID-19

Magen David Adom team members are providing COVID-19 vaccinations at the schools, to children aged 5-11 years old.

Magen David Adom: In-school vaccination against COVID-19

Israel's MDA holds emergency training exercise with UAE

Magen David Adom holds joint virtual simulation training exercise with UAE's Ambulance Services, with EU observers.

Israel's MDA holds emergency training exercise with UAE

'Eagle' emergency exercise at Ben Gurion Airport

Magen David Adom provides medical treatment to 250 people simulating injured passengers.

'Eagle' emergency exercise at Ben Gurion Airport

Magen David Adom to change forms to say 'mother' and 'father'?

A few months ago, MDA changed its registration forms to accommodate LGBT families. Now, that decision may be reversed.

Magen David Adom to change forms to say 'mother' and 'father'?

Two youths suspected of stealing MDA ambulance

Police investigating after youths take ambulance on a joyride to northern Israel.

Two youths suspected of stealing MDA ambulance

MDA releases recording of call about Jerusalem stabbing

This is what was heard in the MDA call center when the stabbing in the Jerusalem central bus station was reported.

MDA releases recording of call about Jerusalem stabbing

COVID testing in Uman collapses into chaos

No one can return home without a test result, but many tests taken on Monday still weren't ready three days later.

COVID testing in Uman collapses into chaos

MDA teams in Uman report high percentage of positive tests

MDA teams running the testing centers in Uman report a high percentage of positive COVID-19 test results.

MDA teams in Uman report high percentage of positive tests

14-year-old girl drowns while on family vacation

MDA responders managed to restore her pulse but doctors were ultimately unsuccessful in saving her.

14-year-old girl drowns while on family vacation