Top Tips for Tour
Magen David Adom UK has launched a campaign to encourage the 1200+ 16 year olds going on ‘Tour’ to Israel this Summer to stay safe in the sun.
By avoiding exertion at the hottest time of day, drinking water, wearing hats and sunscreen, MDA medics and paramedics hope they wont be seeing any British kids on call-outs over the next few weeks.
The campaign, which will be launched across digital and print media, features MDA paramedic Itai Ryan telling the teenagers what they need to do to avoid seeing him this summer.
Magen David Adom UK Chairman, David Curtis, who has a son embarking on Tour this summer, commented, “As a parent with a son on Israel Tour it is so reassuring to know that Magen David Adom is looking out for our teenagers. From before they’ve even finished packing their cases here in the UK all the way through to the moment they get back to Ben Gurion, MDA is always ready.”
MDA UK Chief Executive, Daniel Burger, says: “The summer is always a really busy time for British tourists in Israel. It’s important to know how to stay safe in the sun, but also to know that if something does go wrong, you can simply dial Magen David Adom on 101 and you will receive a first class emergency response service that we are so proud to support.”
RED SHIELD OUT NOW
This Summer’s ‘Red Shield’, MDA’s biannual newsletter has gone out to over 50,000 homes in the UK this summer.
To see the edition please download it here:
If you didn’t receive a copy in the post or through the Jewish Chronicle or inside the Jewish Telegraph, do contact us.
MDAUK Trek – Israel Walking Mission 2016
Join us in saving lives on a 45km walking mission through the North of Israel, trekking between MDA stations and passing through spectacular nature reserves, mountain ranges and fresh water springs.
For just £350 plus sponsorship, you will be a part of an action packed, exhilarating walking mission in aid of Magen David Adom and its lifesaving work in Israel.
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PM thanks MDA for saving lives
We were privileged to receive – and are delighted to share with you – this congratulatory letter from Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu…
March 30th 2016
Letter of congratulations to Magen David Adom
For its ongoing treatment of patients and its lifesaving activities
Dear Eli Bin, MDA Director General, employees, volunteers and friends,
Magen David Adom is the largest and longest serving lifesaving organization in Israel. For decades – even prior to the establishment of the State of Israel and of course since – MDA teams have always been standing at the ready to provide assistance to any person injured or in a life threatening situation.
The dictum holds true, “Whoever saves a single soul… is as though he had saved a whole world,” and those affiliated with your organization should be credited with exactly this.
The readiness and alertness of MDA teams is not limited to hours or days. In routine times and in times of emergency, you are always there – providing first aid, carry out emergency lifesaving medical procedures, training the general public, organizing blood drives and running the national blood services, a national asset. The organization is constantly developing and adopting new technologies, enabling better command and control of field activities, as well as providing high quality medical treatment to all those in need.
Over the last year, the citizens of Israel have been witness to the responsibility and dedication which characterizes MDA employees and volunteers. During this current wave of terror, MDA teams have treated hundreds of casualties with varying levels of injury. It is not only about resuscitation efforts, treating injuries or pain relief, but also about giving peace of mind and encouragement to all those injured and suffering and giving them reassurance that they will never be left alone. Your faithful mission grants you the compassion of the entire spectrum of the Israeli public.
The appreciation that MDA receives goes beyond the borders of Israel. Ten years ago, the organization was welcomed as a full member of the International Committee of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. MDA representatives travel to disaster-stricken areas all over the world, even at the risk of their own safety – stretching out a helping hand to those in distress, from all nationalities and religious persuasions. This sacred work is carried out with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism.
MDA team members, I give you my deepest appreciation. I wish for you to continue with your mission and see the blessed fruits of your unsurpassed labor. Go forth and succeed.
With kind regards,
To view a copy of the original letter in Hebrew, click here.