כל ישראל ערבים זה בזה", מסכת סנהדרין כז ב"
Along with supporting medical and trauma services, Magen David Adom offers Ambulance Mishalot – a Make a Wish Ambulance, which enables people in the final stages of illness to travel somewhere for one final wish – a grandmother attending her granddaughter's wedding, a great-grandfather attending the ceremony of his great-grandson laying Tefillin for the first time, a little girl going to the park for the last time, a little boy going to say goodbye to his beloved dog – to bring joy to the final days of their lives.
A life-saving MDA ambulance costs $100,000 (360,000 NIS).
If many people pitch in together, if each of us gives just a little bit, we can provide life-saving services to the people of Israel!
Israel, that has been through so much and given so much to the world. The Talmud tells us, "All the people of Israel are responsible for one another."
We are here for each other. "He who saves one life it is as if he saves the entire world." With God's help, we can save many lives, and many worlds, together. May the merit of this mitzvah bring you endless blessings.
Every year Magen David Adom is required to replace 100 ambulances (10% of its fleet) that are retired from service. Along with this, as Israel's population continues to grow, more ambulances need to be added to service the population. Aside from the usual emergency service of evacuation to hospitals, and triage at disaster and road accident sites, MDA's ambulances play a critical role during terror attacks, when treating patients on site and transporting them to hospital is a matter of split second urgency.
During the past two months, MDA has been at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19, providing information at the Corona Emergency Call Center, operating all tests at homes and in special drive-through stations, treating quarantined people at home and evacuating to hospitals, in additions to all routine services.