American Friends of Magen David Adom Greater Philadelphia


    Magen David Adom (MDA) provides a rapid and skilled emergency medical response, including disaster, ambulance, and blood services, to more than half a million Israelis each year. When you make a charitable gift to support MDA, you’re helping save lives and perform miraculous rescues every day.

    • 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 it’s not government-funded. 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.