Israel’s Red Cross Expands Its Services

Best known as Israel’s national blood bank, Magen David Adom collects, tests, and processes 97% of Israel’s blood. Also known as Israel’s Red Cross, it will be soon opening a breast milk bank to allow nursing mothers to donate surplus milk for babies who do not have access to it. MDA was formed by nurse Karen Tenenbaum in 1930 as a volunteer association. In 1950, the Knesset officially made it Israel’s national emergency service. Annual Foundation gifts to MDA are made from the Louis & Sarah Adelman, Don L’Chaf Z’Chus, and Ruth Freed Endowments. It also is a popular charity for many of our Donor Advised and B’nai Tzedek fund holders.

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