Overseas volunteers save lives through Magen David Adom

Volunteers from more than 25 countries come every year to help out at Israel’s national emergency response organization.

Magen David Adom paramedics and rescue team members at the site of a car accident in Haifa. Photo by Flash90.

Magen David Adom paramedics and rescue team members at the site of a car accident in Haifa. Photo by Flash90.

Trained first-responders from more than two dozen countries come to Israel for six-week to five-month periods every year as volunteers with Magen David Adom (MADA), Israel’s national emergency response organization.

“This is remarkable, fantastic and heartwarming,” says Yonatan Yogodovsky, MADA director of fundraising development.

“The main thing they focus on is being able to do CPR with equipment,” says one young volunteer from Australia. They also handle everything from burns and bandaging, and above all they learn more about Israelis and make friends for life.

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