Blood donation 370.
(photo credit: Courtesy MDA)
Magen David Adom is asking the public to take time off in the coming weeks of
holidays through Independence Day to donate blood and save lives. With many
people away during this period, blood donations seriously decline, sometimes
even forcing postponements in elective surgery.
Blood is collected not
only at MDA stations around the country but also at bloodmobiles set up at
shopping malls, tourist sites and other locations visited by many
A special blood collection campaign will be held at Dizengoff
Center in Tel Aviv during the intermediate days of Hol Hamoed (April 8 to April
11) between noon and 6 p.m. In addition, visitors to the Haifa Flower Exhibition
will be able to give blood there from April 8 to April 10 between 11 a.m. and 8
Those visiting Mini Israel at Latrun may also give blood between the
8th and 11th from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For updated information and more
details, call 1-800-400-101 or go to the MDA website at
Meanwhile, MDA is gearing up for emergencies during
the Passover holiday, with more than 100 medics on motorcycles, 75 mobile
intensive care units and 250 regular ambulances. Hundreds of volunteers will
join MDA staffers. Many of them will be on duty in shopping centers, nature
areas, entertainment spots and other crowded locations during the holiday.