(JTA) — A paramedic from Israel’s Magen David Adom emergency rescue organization is on her way to Peru with 100 units of blood for an Israeli tourist hospitalized there after contracting a serious blood-related illness. The paramedic left with the blood late Wednesday night after the Health Ministry of Peru gave permission to bring the…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ethiopian Israelis will be permitted to donate blood without restrictions. The new Health Ministry rules will take effect on July 1, Haaretz reported Tuesday, citing the Magen David Adom ambulance service. Blood donations from Ethiopian-born Israelis have been banned since 1977. The date of the new procedures was announced at the meeting…
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Israeli lawmakers called for an examination of Magen David Adom blood donation policies after an Ethiopia-born Knesset member was rejected as a donor.
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A Manhattan federal judge refused to block a New York City regulation requiring people who perform circumcisions and use their mouths to draw away blood from the wound on a baby’s penis to first obtain written consent from the parents.
A federal judge heard oral arguments in a case that would require parents to sign a consent form before a controversial circumcision rite can be performed.
The Israel Pediatric Association has declared war on metzitza b’peh, a controversial part of circumcision in which blood is sucked by the mohel.