American Friends of Magen David Adom

Saving Lives. It's in Our Blood.

aka American Red Magen David for Israel   |   New York, NY   |  www.afmda.org

Mission

MDA is Israel's national emergency response, blood services, and disaster relief organization. It is not a government agency, though it is the only organization appointed by the Government to serve in this role. MDA's 30,000 paramedics and EMTs, and volunteers are always there for all Israelis. They respond to typical emergencies and incidences of greater magnitude with 2,000 vehicles on call around the clock, based at 198 EMS stations nationwide. MDA Blood Service collects and processes 97% of the blood supply distributed to Israeli hospitals and the entirety needed by the Israel Defense Forces. Emergency preparedness training equips them to respond to mass casualty events and provide humanitarian aid at home and abroad. American Friends of MDA raises funds to support this vital work.

Ruling year info

1972

CEO

Catherine L. Reed

Main address

20 W 36th St Suite 1100

New York, NY 10018 USA

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Formerly known as

American Red Magen David for Israel

EIN

13-1790719

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Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (M12)

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

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Emergency Response Organization

MDA is Israel's national provider of emergency pre-hospital care.

Rapid response requires vehicles that can be on the scene in minutes, equipped with the essential medical supplies to provide initial relief to the injured, a woman in labor, or a drowning victim. Its fleet of 2,000 life-saving vehicles includes 1,027 life support ambulances, 257 Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICUs), and 525 medicycles. New vehicles join the fleet every year to replace vehicles that are taken out of service, or destroyed in motor vehicle accidents. With a constant eye towards increasing response time, MDA assesses needs based on variables such as war, climate, and population, as well as identifying new and better vehicles on the market, and introduces them to the fleet.

In 2021, more than 2.7 million calls were fielded. 1,259,464 emergency vehicles were deployed - one every 25 seconds. 972 babies were delivered; Helicopter teams treated and evacuated 330 patients.

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Magen David Adom collects, processes, and stores 97% of Israel's national blood supply and the entirety required by the Israel Defense Forces.

46 blood mobiles are stationed six days a week in parks, outside schools, in neighborhoods, at factories, by shopping malls, and at IDF bases, and have been active nearly round the clock during the COVID-19 lockdowns. About 93% of all blood collection take place in blood mobiles, and the remainder at emergency medical stations nationwide.

Israel's blood supply is vulnerable to external threats - terrorism, biological and chemical warfare, and at risk of being destroyed by a natural or other man-made disasters. The country's population is rapidly growing and there is heightened demand for donated blood. The state-the-art Marcus National Blood Services Center, the world's first fully shielded blood bank, opened in May 2022. The new building will double the blood processing capability, and safeguard the blood supply.

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MDA first responders trains regularly to enter crisis mode – whenever and wherever disaster strikes. They have been forced to contend with every worst-case scenario and have had exposure to more mass casualty incidents than any country in the world. On February 24th when Russia invaded Ukraine, MDA was prepared to respond that day, because they were prepared the day before.

MDA takes its disaster management and humanitarian relief expertise beyond its borders. In 2010, when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti with an epicenter just 16 miles from Port-au-Prince, MDA was there first, setting up a field hospital – and first responders stayed for weeks in the aftermath. Paramedics initiated search and rescue and treated victims for life-threatening injuries when a typhoon battered the Philippines in 2013. MDA has been on the ground in Ukraine, operating a field clinic in Moldova, evacuating the injured from war-torn areas, and helping them flee to safety in Israel.

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American Friends of Magen David Adom

Board of directors
as of 5/10/2022
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Board chair

Mark Lebow

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Daniel Dobin

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Jacqueline Goldman

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Gershon Trimpol

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Fraeda Kopman

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Ann Lesser

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Abe Bernstein

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Barry Feldman

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Neil Fox

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Michael Goldman

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Donna Calcaterra

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Ann Deshe

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Herbert Donner

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Ronit Neuman

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Robert Picow

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Kurt Schwartz

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Daniel Schwarzwalder

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Kent Swig

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Annetta Epstein

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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