ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 146

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MDA says it has collected 60,000 blood donations since Oct. 7; no more urgently needed

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

Staff work at the Magen David Adom's (MDA) Marcus National Blood Services Center, in Ramla, October 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
Staff work at the Magen David Adom's (MDA) Marcus National Blood Services Center, in Ramla, October 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

Magen David Adom’s Blood Service announces that it has collected and processed 60,000 units of blood donated since the beginning of the war one month ago.

MDA expresses its gratitude for the public’s overwhelming response to calls for blood donations when supplies were low at the outbreak of the fighting and hospitals were inundated with an influx of patients following the savage attack by Hamas on Israeli communities on October 7.

However, MDA reports it currently has enough blood and blood products to supply all hospitals and the IDF Medical Corps. It therefore asks those interested in donating blood to only do so according to the schedule and at the locations posted on the MDA website, which is updated daily. All donors must make appointments. MDA also reminds people to check one’s eligibility for donating blood.

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