Volunteers need £2m to save lives for nothing
There are 13,600 people working for Magen David Adom in Israel of which a staggering 12,000 are volunteers. The total cost to run Magen David Adom is £40m per year. A figure that would be 5 times bigger were it not for the legion of volunteers that make Magen David Adom Israel’s largest volunteer organisation. At a cost of just £2m per year, this incredible life-saving workforce can be trained and equipped to do everything from attending to a heart-attack victim in Kiryat Shemona to being first on the scene at a terror attack in Jerusalem.
They give their time for nothing but the gauzes, first-aid kits, defibrillators, stretchers and other medical equipment that is so essential to them, comes at a cost. A donation to Magen David Adom UK of just £50 is enough to replenish the contents of the Basic Life Support kit each month. £100 pays for the Advanced version used by volunteer paramedics and doctors.
Our volunteers are ordinary people making an extraordinary contribution. You can do the same.