MDA ambulances donated by retired surgeon attend over 75,000 calls

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MDA ambulances donated by retired surgeon attend over 75,000 calls

Nearly 50 calls were terror-related, while 2,760 were child related, figures show

Norman Rosenbaum embracing Kerry Rosenfeld at the the Jewish News' Night of Heroes awards. Credit: Blake Ezra.
Norman Rosenbaum embracing Kerry Rosenfeld at the the Jewish News' Night of Heroes awards. Credit: Blake Ezra.

Israel’s national emergency service has responded to over 75,000 calls using ambulances donated by a retired surgeon living in north London, figures show.

Norman Rosenbaum, 84, has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for Magen David Adom.

Rosenbaum, who received a Humanitarian Of the Year award from MDA in Israel this year, led community efforts to raise money for a dozen ambulances.

The 12 life-saving vehicles have attended some 75,064 calls over the years, Magen David Aom revealed today.

Some 46 calls were terror-related, while 2,760 were child related. The ambulances and crews have helped women give birth 997 times.

Among the vehicles, an ambulance purchased by Jewish News readers and members of Cockfosters and New Southgate shul has attended 10,903 calls since since entering service in 2010.

The ambulance stationed in Bat Hefer responded to 643 child related emergencies, 753 car accidents and helped 106 women in Labour.

Rosenbaum was honoured at Jewish News’ Night of Heroes Awards last year but gave away his accolade to fellow finalist Kerry Rosenfeld, who raised £7 million to try to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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