About AFMDA   |  


(MDA) is Israel’s ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-relief organization, serving as emergency medical first responders for the state’s 8 million people. MDA is the only organization mandated by the Israeli government to serve in this role, but it’s not a government agency, so it relies on people like you for funding. Through your gift, you’re saving thousands of Israeli lives, including:


  • A senior who suffered a heart attack who was defibrillated and rushed to the hospital for treatment and eventual recovery.
  • A rocket attack victim who lived to tell the tale because MDA paramedics stanched the bleeding.
  • A baby born en route to the hospital with the umbilical cord around his neck who was quickly resuscitated because an EMT knew just what to do.
  • A woman hit by a car who lived because there was sufficient blood for the transfusions she required during surgery.

MDA’s work is mandated by the Israeli government, but MDA isn’t a government agency. MDA relies on donors to ensure dispatch centers are equipped with the latest communications technology, ambulances are stocked with cutting-edge lifesaving equipment, and paramedics have the most up-to-date training.

American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) is the largest supporter of MDA worldwide. AFMDA is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our federal tax ID number is 13-1790719.