Alan’s 60th Birthday Donations
In honour of my 60th birthday, please help us buy a fully equipped lifesaving ICU ambulance for United Hatzalah of Israel
Message to sponsors
Having been introduced to United Hatzalah of Israel by various friends who were already supporting the organisation, Caroline and I recently had the great pleasure of meeting its President, Eli Beer. We were both truly inspired by the story Eli told us about how this organisation has evolved over the last 18 years, the selflessness of its volunteer medics and importantly, its invaluable contribution since the war began on 7th October.
If you haven’t come across it, United Hatzalah of Israel is a medical first response organisation which provides the fastest medical first response through Israel. Its community of trained and certified volunteer citizen responders provide immediate lifesaving medical intervention in the critical window between the onset of an emergency and the arrival of traditional ambulance assistance. It has an incredible and world-leading response time of under three minutes right across the country and all of its services are completely free – regardless of race, religion or medical insurance status.
To mark my 60th birthday, I have decided to sponsor a much-needed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Ambulance for United Hatzalah of Israel and would be honoured if, instead of a gift, you would join me to support this project as part of our celebrations in March.
United Hatzalah of Israel’s ambulances are designed and equipped to treat, stabilise and transport patients to the nearest appropriate medical facility. The organisation’s approach has removed the financial constraints of emergency medical care in Israel which is particularly crucial for those on lower incomes or without medical insurance where calls for ambulance services are often deferred, or not made at all, due to financial concerns.
An ICU ambulance is staffed by volunteer paramedics and doctors and carries advanced equipment and supplies including hospital-grade defibrillator monitors and medication, enabling advanced diagnostics and treatment. An ICU ambulance team can perform lifesaving intubation and coniotomy procedures and is dispatched when patients are in need of intensive care both on scene and during transport to hospital.
About United Hatzalah of Israel
United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Service organization that provides the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. United Hatzalah’s service is available to all people regardless of race, religion, or national origin. United Hatzalah has more than 7,000 volunteers around the country, available around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With the help of our unique GPS technology and our iconic ambucycles, our average response time is less than 3 minutes across the country and 90 seconds in metropolitan areas. Our mission is to arrive at the scene of medical emergencies as soon as possible and provide the patient with professional and appropriate medical aid until an ambulance arrives, resulting in many more lives saved.
All donations made to a MyMitzvah campaign will be allocated toward the specific campaign goal, upon completion of said campaign. Donations to campaigns that do not reach their goals, will go toward the lifesaving activities of United Hatzalah.