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The Association of Volunteer Blood Donors in Israel was founded in Tel Aviv in 1936 during the bloodshed, when the people of Tel Aviv felt the need to create a pool of volunteers willing to donate blood at any time to the wounded, who were urged from all over the country to the only Jewish hospital in the area. Today the organization has over 11,000 members.
The Association of Volunteer Blood Donors in Israel works alongside MDA's blood services, which collect about 270,000 units of blood from volunteer donors each year, who do so without any real consideration (approximately 1,000 units of blood each day). Over the years, the association has donated a lot and assists in every issue of blood donations in Israel.

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Why do blood donations continue throughout the year?

In fact, it was possible to recruit "in operation" a lot of people and an area full of blood that would suffice for a long time.

Right? Not true!

Platelets have three components: red blood cells that can be stored up to 35 days, platelets that can store 5 days and plasma that can be frozen for up to a year and a half so there is no need for many donors at once but blood donations throughout the year.

How much and why?

In order to meet the growing demands of the health system in Israel, 1000 doses of blood must be collected every day.

Blood donations in Israel are carried out by MDA's blood services, in order to provide all hospitals in the country with all the blood components needed to treat the sick and injured, routinely and in emergencies.

It is not yet possible to produce blood in the laboratory, so blood has no substitute, So that only a blood donation from one person can save another.

Why is it important to donate blood voluntarily?

To increase the safety and quality of the blood packings, it is very important that the blood donation be given voluntarily, and without any financial rewards. Volunteer donors provide reliable information about their lifestyle habits and medical issues that may be harmful to patients receiving the dose of infusion. It is important to know that there is complete confidentiality about the information you provide, as well as the results of the tests that will be performed in the dose.

So where to donate?

Great question.
The answer to her is right here on the site.
Click on this link and you will reach the map of daily fundraising points.

Do you have any questions about the blood donation procedure?

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As of the end of 2021, the organization has 12,849 volunteers: 7,831 are active, 2,684 retirees and 2,334 others (abroad, patients).

In 2021, the active members of the organization donated about 7,511 blood units and its components, to save lives.

Of these: 7,275 doses of blood and 372 platelets.

Join the organization: 616 members.

*For data on previous years click here

The story of Itai Yaffa's Donation

Nine years ago I got cancer and at one point I stopped donating when I regularly donated paresis.
Needless to say the roles have changed…

The story of Anat's donation

All my life I have been afraid of needles and blood tests, so blood donation has never been an option for me.
After the birth, which went well, there was bleeding…

The story of Aviv's donation

I do not even remember my first contribution. I performed it according to the drawings
About two weeks after his 18th birthday, in Zion Square in Jerusalem…

The story of Liel's donation

The desire to help and influence is a value I was brought up on from home.
In eighth grade I donated hair and felt it was an amazing act…

The story of Ron Ben Yehuda's donation

I was born to a father who from a young age told me that donating blood is important
And even took me with him for some donations…

The story of Shimon's donation

In 1965, a young man from Ramat Gan arrived on his bicycle to donate blood at Tel Hashomer Hospital.
After his mother told him he owned the laundromat…

The story of Ron Fishbein's donation

Somewhere in the mid-eighties, I was a soldier of 20. I suffered from hemorrhage in the digestive tract (a bleeding stomach ulcer).
Not that I knew about it…

May Hershberg's donation story

If there is one thing I love to do it is help and contribute.
I am a person who always thinks of others before thinking of himself…

Adi Glernter donated blood at the MDA Blood Services Center in Tel Hashomer on 03/06/2022. This is her first donation at the age of 17!
Eran Lotan donated blood on International Blood Donor Day, at the MDA Blood Services Center on June 14.6.2022, XNUMX
Eran Lotan donated blood on International Blood Donor Day, at the MDA Blood Services Center on June 14.6.2022, XNUMX
Her father Glernter donated blood at the MDA Blood Services Center in Tel Hashomer on 03/06/2022

Contact Us

Volunteer Blood Donors Association in Israel
Tel Hashomer Hospital
03 – 5300468
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