Swords Of Iron

258th day of fighting

Fewer Accidents, More Births

Magen David Adom teams continue to provide life-saving medical care in every medical case even in these complex days, and are witness to changes in the number of different cases.

These days, the EMTs and paramedics of Magen David Adom, who provide life-saving medical care in the conflict zones, continue to treat the injured and the sick in cases familiar to us from everyday life. In the MDA dispatch centers deployed across the country, significant changes are seen in the types and number of cases to which MDA teams are dispatched.

The fact that a large part of the country’s residents are required to sit in shelters leads to quieter streets and roads in these areas. But it seems that all Israeli drivers are driving in a more focused and calm manner, to the extent that the number of injured people who were given medical treatment by Magen David Adom teams these days decreased by a considerable rate of 57% across the country. Another gratifying discovery shows that the great sense of unity and mutual commitment in the nation resulted in a 27% decrease in cases of violence.

There are also types of cases to which the MDA teams go more than usual, when the number of women in labor attended by the MDA teams increased by about 34%. As evidence of hope and the human instinct to find joy, or as evidence of the great pressure that a large part of the country’s residents are under.

The spirit of volunteerism of the citizens of Israel who came to donate blood is very evident from Saturday morning until today, when there is an unprecedented increase of 463% in the amount of blood units donated by the blood service teams of Magen David Adom at the MDA stations and the various donation stations spread all over the country.

However, amid these broad changes, a worrying health trend has also emerged. Reports of chest pain decreased by 53%. This may at first sound like a positive development, but it is overshadowed by a significant and alarming 28% increase in cardiac resuscitation events. This highlights the possibility that people, against the background of broader national events, may hesitate to call MDA’s 101 dispatch center and receive vital and life-saving medical treatment.

Magen David Adom would like to emphasize that MDA’s EMTs and paramedics, deployed with ambulances and intensive care vehicles throughout the country, continue to provide life-saving medical care to everyone who needs it.

We urge anyone who feels unwell to call MDA’s 101 dispatch center, where MDA’s EMTs and paramedics will assess the medical condition, send ambulances and intensive care vehicles for any medical case and provide initial life-saving training over the phone until the teams arrive on the scene.

Magen David Adom’s message remains steadfast: “Continue to listen and trust your gut feeling, trust our unwavering commitment and remember that our EMTs and paramedics are here for everyone, at any time, at any place and at any medical event.”

MDA Director General, Eli Bin: “I am proud of the readiness and the enormous dedication that MDA volunteers, EMTs and paramedics are showing in these complex days. MDA’s 1,400 ambulances and intensive care vehicles deployed all over the country continue to provide life-saving medical assistance to every call that comes to MDA dispatch centers, both in the conflict zones and anywhere else. I congratulate you, citizens of Israel, for the resilience you are demonstrating, thank you for the huge amounts of blood you have donated these days and save the lives of the many wounded, and remind you that the EMTs and paramedics at MDA’s 101 dispatch center center will continue to provide you with essential life-saving guidance over the phone , until the arrival of MDA teams to the incident”.

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