Serving God in Practical Ways
The ECMO Ambulance
Moments when every minute is critical
Magen David Adom joins other countries, such as the Netherlands, Great Britain and the United States in using a special vehicle equipped with the ECMO machinery, for patients who go into cardiac arrest.
This uniquely characterized vehicle has a working environment adapted to the needs of an operating room, on wheels. This allows the team to perform even more complex procedures on the way to the hospital and in the field.
This ambulance includes full MICU equipment, a unique electric bed for seriously ill patients, a place for accompanying the patient, a driver, five crew members, and even a special medicine refrigerator.
An important procedure that has been made possible to do in this particular ambulance is the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO Procedure). It pumps and oxygenates a patient’s blood outside the body, allowing the heart and lungs to rest while the patient is being transported.
In the past, patients who went into cardiac arrest and underwent unsuccessful CPR in the field – were rushed to the hospital, in difficult conditions, rushed for time, and had limited resources for extreme cases.
In order to solve this problem, MDA paramedics, nurses and doctors from the Shamir Medical Center have undergone extensive training for handling the ECMO procedure. This is practiced already in the field, thereby significantly shortening time of connection to the device and in end saving lives. for more information visit: https://www.lung.org/blog/about-ecmo
MDA IS ON THE FRONT LINES!
We are in need of First Responder Motorcycles and Medical Supplies
From anti-government protests to violent confrontations with Palestinians during Ramadan, Israel is mired in internal conflict and declining morale. This has contributed to the threat of continued escalation as Israel’s enemies are trying to lure her into a multi-front conflict.
Protect Our Nation’s Blood Supply
The Marcus National Blood Center Fundraiser
Every 17 seconds, someone in Israel needs blood. Human blood has no substitute it is a liquid that gives life. Israel is now launching full operations of its new state-of-the-art blood bank center in Ramla but needs your help. This will process and safely store nearly all of Israel’s blood donations for both civilians and members of the Israel Defense Forces. It’s not just Jewish blood, it’s Muslim blood and Christian blood.
The new facility doubles Israel’s blood capacity and it will be protected from missiles, biological and chemical warfare, and earthquakes. Your donation will go to establishing the Cyber-com room that will protect Israel’s blood supply.
MDA Overseas Volunteer Program
The Magen David Adom Organization is a voluntary association which aims to facilitate volunteering activities and encourages acquiring skills and providing first aid. MDA arranges events and seminars to promote the training of active volunteers from all nationalities, and works to increase the skills of saving lives. Magen David Adom has over 26,000 volunteers of all ages. The volunteers are active in providing medical care to patients whether that be on an ambulance, in an MDA station, or at a blood drive.
Why Volunteer for MDA O.V.P (Overseas Volunteers Program)
Israel offers a unique experience both in a professional and personal sense. With MDA overseas volunteer program, participants are exposed to Israeli culture while learning critical lifesaving skills. They have the opportunity to learn about emergency medicine in Israel while volunteering on ambulances in the city of their choice for 5 weeks. Volunteers complete eight-hour ambulance shifts fostering bonds with their fellow paramedics. The knowledge gained throughout this experience is invaluable. Not only will participants learn to save lives, but the experience will enhance their resume with up to 88 hours of world-renowned emergency medical training. The Volunteers undergo advanced level course scenarios such as: Learn CPR; save people wounded in different accidents; care for the sick at critical times; handle mass casualty events; provide treatment as part of a mobile ICU crew; leadership courses and more. Click below to learn more about these programs
Who We Are
Israel’s National Emergency Medical Services Organization.
Israel’s national rescue organization, faithfully serves all of the country’s population, providing first-aid and emergency medicine, medical training and life-saving blood.
We operate as an integral part of the Israeli scene in helping the needy and the sick, caring for the wounded and injured, every day of the year. Our team rescues victims of accidents, terror and wars, and all peoples throughout Israel.
Today, MDA has grown into one of the world’s largest services and is sending first responder teams to disaster areas around the globe. MDA manages 127 emergency medical stations in Israel alone with over 14,000 volunteers.
CFMDA gives Christians around the world the opportunity to bless Israel in a meaningful way. We are a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that serves all people living in Israel.
Christians Friends of Magen David Adom are involved in many aspects of supporting Israel: not only do our supporters raise funds and contribute with ambulances and other equipment, but they also advocate on Israel’s behalf, visit the Holy Land, donate their blood and receive training in emergency response care.
We look forward to see you here in Israel and be part of this amazing blessing!
“Comfort, comfort my people,
says your God”
We Stand with Israel
God is great! He raised our nation out of the ashes of the Holocaust and fulfilled Biblical prophecy to bring His people home from the four corners of the earth. And He is still doing amazing things for Israel today.
Israel is not alone, and we stand with God to affirm that. As Christians, you cast your vote by your actions, and standing with Israel is a non-negotiable pillar of your faith.
We will not tolerate a world without Israel. We need to support and nourish the root as the root supports us to be a light to the world. There is no more direct way to show our support for Israel than through the service of Magen David Adom, helping Israel to be strong physically, and through our prayers for her to continue to thrive spiritually.
Saving lives in the Holy Land
Christians around the world can play a powerful role and show their compassion.
What better way can you find to save lives in the Land, by helping Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency medical services organization.
CFMDA is recruiting a whole new generation of supporters of Magen David Adom from the Christian world. Join us in founding a branch in your country or volunteering in your local branch!
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It is a privilege to work with MDA to save lives in the Holy Land
Anne Ayalon is the President of CFMDA, serving for the past 4 years. She gives much of her time to promoting interfaith relations, educating Christians about Israel and the Jewish roots of their faith.
As the wife of Israel’s former Deputy Foreign Minister and former Ambassador to the U.S., Anne has traveled extensively, lecturing about the facts and realities of Israel, and championing causes that build communications and joint efforts between Israeli and international organizations.
For the past 25 years, Anne has been involved primarily in business-to-business marketing and has served in numerous senior management positions in the hi-tech industry prior to founding Springboard, a marketing consulting firm to internetworking companies and Hod Ayalon, a business consulting firm.
Holding dual citizenship for Israel and the U.S. , she has an MBA specializing in International Business.
Elana Watson is a native Canadian that has spent the majority of her life in Israel. She is the daughter of the Founders of the International Christian Embassy and the annual Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem. Coming from a musical family, singing has been an integral part of Elana’s life.
Throughout her life she has been promoting the good news from Israel through her career as an international performer and recording artist, a spokesperson on many Israeli-related topics and as a Hebrew teacher to many Christian audiences across the globe.
Currently, she works in Tourism creating itineraries for Believers to come even closer to understanding the Jewish heart and mind by sharing in local Sabbath fellowship meals attending local music and cultural events and learning scripture with local scholars and rabbis. She has been working as the Canadian Desk of CFMDA for 2 years prior to her appointment as Director of CFMDA.