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Blood

Every year Magen David Adom collects and supplies 450,000 units of blood for the people of Israel. Mobile units visit schools, factories, community centres and army bases, so providing more than 80% of Israel’s blood requirements. This service is highly sophisticated and is considered to be one of the most advanced blood services in the world – collecting, checking and distributing blood to wherever it is needed.

Israel is one of the few countries that store unique blood groups collected from Israelis – both Arabs and Jews.

The Magen David Adom Blood Centre at Tel Hashomer conducts world-leading research into blood disorders and has initiated a national cord blood bank. This assists people suffering from inherited or cancerous disorders of the blood and immune systems and investigates the transplantation of stem cells as a treatment option.