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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

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

Rabbi Chaim Druckman: No need for blood donations boycott now

Leading religious Zionist rabbi says current MDA blood donation forms not a problem after all references to parents removed.

Rabbi Chaim Druckman: No need for blood donations boycott now

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

Fight over blood donations reaches Prime Minister

Leaders of boycott against MDA blood donations turn to Bennett to force Health Minister to restore terms 'mother' and 'father' to form.

Fight over blood donations reaches Prime Minister

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

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'?

Yeshiva deans ban students from donating blood until 'normal' version of forms is restored

Several Zionist yeshivas discovered students would have to enter names of "Parent 1" and "Parent 2" on MDA forms.

Yeshiva deans ban students from donating blood

Health Minister removes ban on gay blood donations

New regulations will ask all those who have engaged in high-risk behavior in recent months not to donate blood.

Health Minister removes ban on gay blood donations

Which Israeli city donates the most blood?

International Blood Donor Day at MDA: How many blood units have been donated this year? Which city is at the top of the list?

Which Israeli city donates the most blood?

302 units of blood donated to save teenage cancer patient's life

MDA and Moshav Azrikam hold joint blood drive to save 18-year-old leukemia patient's life.

302 units of blood donated to save teenage cancer patient's life

One man's 60-year streak of blood donations

Dr. David Cohen has donated over 150 units of blood over 55 years, and at age 88, he has no intention of stopping.

One man's 60-year streak of blood donations

One family - 600 units of blood

After donating continuously for several decades, Gelerenter family celebrates its 600th blood donation.

One family - 600 units of blood

Samaria breaks the record for blood donations

More than 1350 units of blood are donated by soldiers and civilians at the MDA donation base at the Samaria Regional Division.

Samaria breaks the record for blood donations

Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo joins MDA campaign

Real Madrid's Portuguese-born forward Cristiano Ronaldo joins MDA to help promote life-saving blood drive in Israel.

Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo joins MDA campaign

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.'

Gay men allowed to donate blood without restriction in Israel

Magen David Adom prepares for Yom Kippur

MDA warns many injuries are caused by a lack of supervision, road accidents, and dehydration.

Magen David Adom prepares for Yom Kippur

Which IDF units donated the most blood in 2016?

IDF, Magen David Adom, hold ceremony honoring IDF units who donate large quantities of blood.

Which IDF units donated the most blood in 2016?

Life of Israeli tourist in Peru depends on fast blood donations

Emergency blood donation campaign underway to save life of Israeli tourist in Peru who contracted deadly bacterial blood infection.

Life of Israeli tourist in Peru depends on fast blood donations

Ethiopians will be able to donate blood without restrictions

Ethiopian Israelis will be permitted to donate blood without restrictions.

Ethiopians will be able to donate blood without restrictions

US MDA Raises $8 Million for Israel Emergency Aid

American Magen David Adom meets the challenge of rescue services in wartime.

American MDA has Raised $8 Million for Israel Emergency Aid

Lapid Slammed for Hypocrisy over MDA ‘Outrage’

Critics deride Yesh Atid head's 'outrage' over blood donor criteria - which were approved by one of his party’s ministers.

Lapid Slammed for Hypocrisy over Blood-Donation Racism Row

Rabbi on Blood Controversy: What About the UK?

Rabbi Chaim Navon attacks 'pathetic' allegations of 'racism' over blood donor policy: ‘MDA doesn’t take blood from British, either’.

Rabbi Slams 'Racism' Blood Controversy: What About the British?

Lapid: Don't Mess With the Ethiopian MKs

Yesh Atid head criticizes and threatens Magen David Adom for refusing to let an Ethiopian MK from his party donate blood.

Lapid: Mess With the Ethiopian MKs and You Mess With All of Us

MDA Accuses Ethiopian MK of Provocation over Blood

Knesset Speaker expels MDA team that told MK Pnina Tamano-Shata it is not interested in her blood donation.

MDA Accuses Ethiopian MK of Provocation over Blood Donation

Health Ministry Rethinks Blood Donor Criteria

Health Minister asks experts to reconsider the ban on blood donations from those in male homosexual relationships.

Health Ministry Rethinks Blood Donor Criteria

Blood Donations Hall Opens in Jerusalem

A new facility for blood donations has been opened at the Magen David Adom center in Jerusalem.

Blood Donations Hall Opens in Jerusalemplayer

MK Ben-Ari: MDA Won't Get My Blood!

MK Michael Ben-Ari refused to participate in an MDA blood drive in protest over the removal of Magen David symbols from ambulances in Yesha.

MK Ben-Ari: MDA Won't Get My Blood!