MDA Mothers Milk Bank, Jeremy Spinak Medicycle and Driver Simulater

June 20, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Part of the funds raised from the NSW Magen David Adom Annual Campaign 2018 has been used to create Israel’s first Mothers Milk Bank.

Mother’s milk

Families with seriously ill premature babies now have access to the best ‘medicine’ they can get, natural breast milk.

Mothers with premature babies are often sick themselves and are unable to provide breast milk to their children. The mother’s milk will be donated by volunteers which will be a lifeline for these babies. Donations can still be made to this most important project, with inscription plaques and naming rights still available.
Emergency Medicycle in honour of the late Jeremy Spinak
The MDA board has recognised Jeremy’s incredible service to our community by recently dedicating a medicycle in his memory. These first responder medicycles are a vital part of MDA’s lifesaving services as they can more easily navigate through heavy traffic and narrow streets.  Thanks to GPS

Jeremy Spinak Medicycle

technology, MDA’s world-leading dispatch system immediately communicates and deploys the closest paramedics, further reducing response times. Medicycles carry a kit of medical equipment and a defibrillator that can treat a multitude of injuries caused by trauma or other medical conditions. Melissa McCurdie was present to officially dedicate the medicycle.

World leading driver simulator will help save lives
With thanks to funds received from the estate of the late Vera Clarke (1923-2015), MDA NSW proudly announced the opening of an Advanced Driver Simulator, located in the main

Simulator

MDA Bloomberg Station in Jerusalem. The simulator will be used to train Magen David Adom Israel’s ambulance drivers. In the Emergency Medical field, every second can mean the difference between life and death. MDA teams and ambulances often rush to patients having to manoeuvre through traffic at fast speeds in challenging conditions. As such, MDA’s ambulances are often involved in accidents on the way to an emergency. The simulators aim to improve and better the driving skills of the ambulance driver whilst not endangering the public. It records errors and teaches how to correct them during real-time driving and allows for different driving scenarios, snow, hazardous terrain, etc specific to Israel’s roads.

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