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  • Around 1,400 people are currently wait-listed for a transplant.
  • A further 11,000 people are on dialysis, of whom many would benefit from, for example, a kidney transplant.
  • Our mission at MDA Australia is to increase the number of local Jewish Organ Donors.  This will be a new initiative – stay tuned for updates….
  • Halacha is on our side and we at Magen David Adom are working toward creating a new initiative - an Australian Jewish Organ Registry in conjunction with Halachic Authorities. 
Please consider the information below:
7 Myths about Jewish Burial - and let’s work towards saving more lives in Australia.
 
 
Earlier this month, Balkees Abu Awad became the first Druze woman to become a Medicycle first responder. Already an EMT and certified ambulance driver, Balkees isn’t just blazing a trail for other women in her community to follow, she’s saving lives by providing critically needed emergency medical care.

Your gift to support Magen David Adom makes it possible, providing Balkees with the training, equipment, and support she needs to do her job — saving lives in the process.
And transforming a few along the way. Make a donation today.
For the second time in recent years, it was announced this week that Magen David Adom was going to be awarded the Rabin Prize, Israel’s national award for quality and excellence for public-sector organisations.
 
MDA received the prize in 2017 for the quality of its emergency medical services, response times, and technological innovations. This time around, the recognition goes to our organisation’s Blood Services Division, which processes and safety-tests all the blood in Israel, supplies 97 percent of the blood used by Israel’s hospitals, and supplies all the blood used by the IDF.
 
This year’s honour is the result of the hard work and dedication of more than 2,000 employees and 23,000 volunteers. But it’s also the result of people like you — donors who make all of MDA’s work possible, from the Blood Services Division honoured this year to the EMS work that’s saving lives on Israel’s streets every day.
 
Thank you.
 
On the Road with MDA...
REAL LIFE STATISTICS
In 2017 The Melbourne Jewish Community raised $211,400 to be able to purchase a 4 x 4 Life Support Ambulance as well as a Medicycle for Magen David Adom in Israel.
 
The 4 x 4 Life Support Ambulance has been on the road since December 2017 and is located at the Jerusalem station.
 
In total, this vehicle has attended to 486 emergency calls.
THANK YOU to the Melbourne Jewish Community for continuing to save lives in Israel!
 
Check out the amazing stats below....
Last week, Israel’s embassy to the Republic of Chile launched an initiative led by Magen David Adom that’s providing ways for the City of Santiago to dramatically improve emergency medical services in the Chilean capital.

“Magen David Adom EMTs and paramedic are saving lives every day in Israel,” said MDA’s director-general Eli Bin. “But it’s gratifying and exciting to contribute to saving lives not just in Santiago, but around the world.”

As a supporter of Magen David Adom, the training you provide MDA’s EMTs and paramedics has enabled them to pass their world-leading mass casualty skills onto those who in need of saving lives around the world.
 
Your support makes a difference.
Thanks Frank!
Sharon Unger presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Frank Penhalluriack of Penhalluriack’s Building Supplies.  Frank is an unwavering supporter of MDA and is always happy to support MDA with our variety of functions and events.
Henry's Simcha Donation
Henry Mittelman honoured MDA by requesting donations to MDA on the occasion of his recent 70th birthday. Happy birthday and thank you Henry!
Henry Mittelman receiving certificate of appreciation awarded by MDA's Sharon Unger.
Sandra and Henry Mittelman
These fabulous, Greeting Cards are personalised with your greeting! 

Email us a list of your recipients together with your personal message. At a minimum donation of $5 each (plus $1 for postage, or collect them from our office).
 
It’s a great way to not only wish your friends and family the best over the Yom Tovim but to also support Magen David Adom and our life saving work.
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