Tuesday is a day for do-gooders: Over 400 students and other volunteers will
spread out in 20 cities and towns to promote blood donation and potential organ
donation as well as first-aid and resuscitation workshops.
Tuesday is the
third National Lifesaving Day to benefit Magen David Adom, the National Organ
Transplant Center ADI, Working and Learning Youth, the Israel Cancer Association
and others. Volunteers will seek out do-gooders in Arab as well as Jewish
Erez Roimi, head of the Rothschild Ambassadors, the day’s
organizers, said that it was meant as a national social effort to expand the
circles of voluntarism in the country. Any person, without much effort, can do
good, he said.
The organization was set up in 2010 by the Rothschild
Foundation- Caesarea to train a new generation as public leaders with social
responsibility. Its academic members were chosen carefully, given scholarships
and trained in initiating social projects.In addition to doing good for others,
the day is also about looking after oneself, with lectures on healthy lifestyles
and prevention of and screening for cancer.