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FROM FRONT MDA ACTION IN ISRAEL SAVING MAKE THE AN LIVES. IMPACT. NO LINES: MATTER SAVE LIVES. THEIN COST. Training: $13,000

Uniform and safety vest: $430

Communications equipment: $700

Medical supplies: $2,500

Everything at MDA has a Cost. Except a Life. MDA is Israel’s largest volunteer non-governmental organization. And it relies on its 13,000 volunteers to do one thing: save lives. But running into harm’s way to administer CPR or transport a patient to a hospital has a cost. MDA’s expenses range from several hundred dollars for uniforms to several million dollars to help build a new national blood center. But MDA doesn’t have an endowment or government support to fund its operations. So while MDA first-responders concentrate on saving Israeli lives, Americans can ensure they have the means to do so.

Life Support Ambulance: $100,000

Defibrillators (including the Corpuls-3 and Lifepak machines): $3,000–$30,000

GPS navigation device: $3,000

Sarah Klivans (of blessed memory) was always so proud that her niece, retired AFMDA employee Sybil Weingast, worked hard to raise funds for MDA. Ms. Klivans also trusted Sybil deeply, such that, upon Ms. Klivans’ passing, Sybil allocated some of her aunt’s trust to organizations that supported Israel. Sybil honored Ms. Klivans’ legacy by sponsoring an MDA ambulance in her name. “My aunt was a private person, but she’d be very proud to have her name on an MDA ambulance,” Ms. Weingast says. Estate planning is intensely personal, and ensuring the well-being of family and loved ones is a priority. That’s as it should be.  At the same time, MDA supporters like Ms. Klivans also want to ensure Israel’s ability to save lives. They accomplish just that when they join MDA’s Legacy Circle by including AFMDA in their estates. If you’ve added AFMDA to your will, or are considering it, please contact Jeff Lipkin toll-free at 866.632.2763 or jlipkin@afmda.org so we may acknowledge your commitment to MDA and welcome you into the MDA Legacy Circle.

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The Pulse: Spring 2014 Midwest Edition  
The Pulse: Spring 2014 Midwest Edition  
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