Magen David Adom (MDA) is Israel’s ONLY Emergency Medical Service
MDA is non-government and non-sectarian and receives minimal financial support from the government.
MDA is also responsible for Israel’s Blood services. From its Headquarters in Tel Hashomer, other centres throughout Israel and its fleet of mobile blood vehicles, it is able to collect, check and distribute blood to hospitals.
Internationally, MDA has, as part of Israel’s government aid, assisted many countries in crisis, including the earthquakes in Haiti (our medics are still there) in Turkey, refugees from Kosovo, the earthquake in India and the Tsunami in South East Asia. MDA UK sent large quantities of new clothes to Turkey and Kosovo and medical drugs to India, Maldives, and Pakistan. MDA Israel is a full member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
MDA UK is providing First Aid training in the U.K. to individuals, synagogues, business and communities.