Ziv Medical Center is raising funds for casualties of the Syrian civil war

21/12/2016

Ziv Medical Center which has treated over 700 casualties from the civil war raging in Syria, including women and children, is currently raising funds for the Syrians, for their treatment and their return to Syria.

The casualties all reach the border, by any means at their disposal. Among the injured are children and young adults who arrive on their own, unaccompanied by a family member, perhaps they have lost their families during the course of the war. Most of them have sustained severe, complex war injuries, from bullets, shrapnel and blast damage, suffering from internal injuries and amputated limbs.

In contrast with routine treatment of patients hospitalized in Ziv, these casualties are treated over a long period of weeks and even months, without the comfort of a family member by their side, arriving without even the most rudimentary items required by a patient.

In addition to the life-saving treatment given to the patients, Ziv also provides the support of its social services as well as physiotherapist, to assist the casualties in dealing with the traumatic experiences they have experienced.

Ziv is currently raising money to purchase much needed medical items for the Syrians. Their time in Israel is limited and they return from Ziv to unknown circumstances in Syria, to places where there may not be medical services, hospitals or rehabilitation possibilities which will insure their recovery. Ziv therefore makes every effort to provide the patients with medical items which will enable them to function following their return, including medical equipment, medication, bandages and guidance for continued self-treatment.

Dr. Salman Zarka, Director of Ziv Medical Center says "we wish to thank each and every one of you who have expressed their wish to offer assistance and contributions. We are awed by the wide spread responses we have received since Thursday last week and are pleased that the public understands and appreciates the importance of the work done by the staff at Ziv, who work day and night to treat the Syrian casualties. Financial contributions are translated into medical assistance, increasing our ability to offer aid to the Syrian casualties who are returning to a war torn country, in which they will have difficulty in functioning without appropriate medical items to take home with them."

By contributing to Ziv Medical Center, you will assist us to purchase much needed equipment for the Syrians.

You are invited to make a contribution to the Society of Friends of Ziv Medical Center, a nonprofit organization no. 58-000-510-6, Leumi Bank no. 10, branch 975, Zefat , account no. 20005/55. Contributions are exclusively for the treatment of Syrian civilians seeking medical assistance in Israel.

For donations in the USA:

The Friends of Ziv Medical Center, Inc. is a registered 501(C) (3) public charity, no. 47-1194731. Donations made to Friends are tax deductible as a charitable contribution. friends@friendszivmedicalcenter.org

Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) "In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man"

For additional information contact Yael Shavit 04-6930530.