Do-gooders shine on 3rd National Lifesaving Day

400 students and volunteers will spread out in 20 cities and towns to promote blood donation and potential organ donation.

May 7, 2013 03:40

Blood donation 370. (photo credit: Courtesy MDA)


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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 firstaid 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 communities.

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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.

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