MDA Increases Blood Drive Activity Due to a growing number of citizens in home isolation that are unable to donate blood and in order to prevent a national blood shortage, MDA blood services has decided to conduct multiple special blood drives today (Saturday) at the following locations: Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, laqiyaa, Fassuta, Gatt, Qalansuwa, Kfar Kanna, Sajur, […]

Ambulance Volunteers Get Vital Boost To Save Lives Volunteers who respond to life-threatening emergencies for London Ambulance Service have been given three new response cars to help save lives in the capital. The Freemasons have donated the high spec Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles — each worth around £40,000 — to the charity that trains volunteers to support London Ambulance Service in its work. […]

WMAS Scoops Award For It’s Support To The Armed Forces West Midlands Ambulance Service has scooped an award for the work it does to encourage members of the Armed Forces to come and work within the NHS. The Step into Health Awards 2020 took place on Tuesday 10th March in Central London and celebrated the work of employers that are pledged to support Step into […]

The Duke Of Cambridge Becomes Patron Of London’s Air Ambulance Charity The Duke of Cambridge has today become Patron of London’s Air Ambulance Charity. The charity funds London’s Air Ambulance to bring the hospital to the scene, delivering cutting-edge medical care when every second counts. Last year, The Duke was Patron of the charity’s 30th anniversary campaign, during which he flew with the crew and met staff and patients from […]

Success for Welsh Ambulance Service’s Defibuary Campaign A record number of people got involved in the Welsh Ambulance Service’s annual #Defibuary campaign on Twitter. Launched in January by Gavin & Stacey actress Melanie Walters, the online drive aimed to highlight the locations of as many life-saving public access defibrillators across Wales as possible. Keen spotters took to the streets and hills […]

Patient thanks the ambulance crew who saved his life “I’ll be eternally grateful,” said a Hull grandad when he was reunited with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service team who saved his life. In January, Rob Thomas was walking to his home in West Hull when he felt unwell. The next thing he remembers is waking up in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. Fortunately […]

Guardians of Gaza: The Humanitarian Efforts of the PRCS Volunteers An Interview with Israa Azzam, Palestine Red Crescent Society Volunteer Following on from the introductory interview we did with the PRCS in our last edition of Ambulance Today, which was specifically dedicated to voluntary EMS around the globe, we are happy to present the second interview which we also undertook with Israa Azzam. Israa […]

Nipping It In the Bud: How Infection Control and Preventative Education Methods Can Make the Difference Between A Manageable Public Crisis and An Outright Pandemic Magen David Adom has recently been coordinating with the Health Ministry, the Israeli government and all other relevant authorities who are dealing with the recent coronavirus pandemic and, in doing so, have been utilising every bit of their expertise in infection control. Under the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Magen David Adom began […]

Corona Online: Automatic Response on the ‘My MDA App’ As a service to the public, Magen David Adom has launched a digital questionnaire in the ‘My MDA’ app. By filling in the questionnaire, users can determine the appropriate guidelines for their individual case, and the steps they should take to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. The automated questionnaire includes questions regarding […]

Welcoming Israel’s First Pink Ambulance United Hatzalah of Israel recently inaugurated Israel’s first pink ambulance whose specific mission it is to treat women. The ambulance will be operated by a crew of female volunteer EMTs and paramedics and will respond to any type of medical emergency, but will prioritise responding to incidents in which there are female patients.  The […]