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United Hatzalah lauds bill to unify emergency call numbers in Israel

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 accidentplayer

'Double donation day' brings in over 140 hair braids, nearly 200 blood donations

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 Riverplayer

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: Establish single number for all emergency dispatch centers

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 stabbingplayer

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 testsplayer

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

Tel Aviv and Magen David Adom ensure COVID-19 vaccinations are accessible to all

Special MDA operation allows Israelis, non-Israelis, and anyone interested, to receive a free coronavirus vaccine in central Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv and MDA ensure COVID-19 vaccinations accessible to all

MDA to give 3rd dose of COVID vaccine at Israeli nursing homes

MDA launches mass vaccination campaign for seniors at Israeli nursing homes.

MDA to give 3rd dose of COVID vaccine at Israeli nursing homes

Coronavirus in Israel: Nearly 90 in serious condition

MDA announces new vaccination stations for teens as number of vaccinated youth remains static, while number of new coronavirus cases rises.

Coronavirus: Nearly 90 in serious condition

Tragedy in the north: Four-year-old killed in fall from balcony

Four-year-old falls from balcony in Rekhasim local council and pronounced dead at Rambam Hospital.

Tragedy in the north: Four-year-old killed in fall from balcony

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?

They Don't Stop!

Thank you to our brave MDA staff and volunteers working around the clock to save lives!

They Don't Stop!player

Under fire: strengthening MDA teams with emergency equipment and supplies

Due to the escalation in the south of Israel, MDA needs to reinforce the teams immediately with life-saving emergency equipment.

Strengthening MDA teams with emergency equipment and suppliesplayer

Chilling recordings of emergency networks from Meron

The MDA has released recordings of calls made on its network as the Meron disaster unfolded.

Chilling recordings of emergency networks from Meronplayer

MDA vaccinates PA workers in Judea & Samaria industrial zones

Israel begins vaccinating Palestinian Arab workers at industrial zones in Judea and Samaria.

MDA vaccinates PA workers in Judea & Samaria industrial zones

Magen David Adom vaccinates 469 within hours - in mobile 'vaccination caravan'

Magen David Adom's mobile 'vaccination caravan' provides nearly 470 people with spontaneous vaccinations - in just four hours.

MDA vaccinates 469 within hours - in a 'vaccination caravan'

Hospitals tell MDA not to send them patients

Despreate shortages of funding and supplies have moved several hospitals to start limiting their activities.

Hospitals: Don't send ambulances to us

Samaria lieutenant shares her feelings about Doctor Day in Samaria

IDF Lt Reut Sapir says that she and her soldiers try to live up to their reputation

IDF medical officer talks about Doctor Day

Israel 1st country worldwide to vaccinate all elderly care centers

Israel 1st to complete first round of vaccinations for nation's elderly population.

Israel 1st country to vaccinate all elderly care centers

Eight injured in roof collapse in school near Har Tavor

The eight, construction workers, had been installing solar panels on the roof when it collapsed.

Eight injured in roof collapse in school near Har Tavor

Magen David Adom to vaccinate nursing home residents and staff

MDA launches mass-vaccination program targeting Israeli nursing home residents and employees.

Magen David Adom to vaccinate nursing home residents and staff

Bennett to MDA: 'Thank you on behalf of the citizens of Israel'

Bennett visited MDA's national hotline center - 'This year all Israeli citizens realized MDA's importance.'

Bennett to MDA: 'Thank you on behalf of the citizens of Israel'

Two killed in factory explosion in Ashdod

Two killed and at least two injured following what appears to be a gas explosion.

Two killed in factory explosion in Ashdodplayer

Tefillin stands set up at MDA stations throughout Israel

MDA begins project to set up tefillin stands at the emergency medical organization’s stations around the country.

Tefillin stands set up at MDA stations throughout Israel

Israeli delegation heads to Czech Republic to provide COVID aid

Delegation will include doctors from several hospitals & MDA paramedics.

Israeli delegation heads to Czech Republic to provide COVID aid

Tefillin stands set up at many MDA stations throughout Israel

Initiative by Rabbi Yonatan Spitzer, MDA member who established new stands with help of Rabbi Yosef Nachshon's Soldiers in Love project.

Tefillin stands set up at many MDA stations throughout Israel

Magen David Adom offers assistance to Greek and Turkish rescue services

Following earthquake between Greece and Turkey, Magen David Adom offers assistance to Greek and Turkish rescue services.

MDA offers assistance to Greek and Turkish rescue services

MDA teams sample more than 1,700,000 people

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, MDA teams have sampled 1,708,868 people.

MDA teams sample more than 1,700,000 people