WOMEN DONATE blood at the Magen David Adom station 370.
(photo credit: Courtesy MDA)
Friends and relatives of bat/bar mitzva girls and boys looking for a thoughtful
and unusual gift can now consider one from Magen David Adom – a modified,
four-session lifesaving course.
The first-aid, blood-supply and ambulance
service said on Wednesday that “graduates” of the 12-hour course receive a
special “Project Mitzva” certificate.
The project will begin in July in
some MDA branches and cost only NIS 120 per child. It has already begin in
Herzliya at the communications school in the Interdisciplinary
MDA explained that it has targeted 12- and 13- year-olds who are
celebrating having reached adulthood according to Jewish tradition, which
obliges them to observe commandments.
Since learning to save lives is the
ultimate commandment, “nothing is more appropriate than learning first-aid.” MDA
hopes that as they grow older, participants will take part in more advanced