3rd U.S. Ebola Patient Receives Transfusion From Recovered Patient, Shows Improvement
News outlets report on the ongoing recovery of an American aid worker who contracted Ebola and received blood donations from former Ebola patient Kent Brantly.
ABC News: U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Serum From Recovered Victim to Fight Virus
“An American Ebola survivor has donated blood to help an infected U.S. doctor fight the deadly disease. Dr. Richard Sacra, missionary with the group SIM, received a ‘convalescent serum’ created from plasma donated by former Ebola patient Dr. Kent Brantly, officials at the Nebraska Medical Center said…” (Mohney, 9/11).
New York Times: Aid Worker Recovering From Ebola
“Dr. Rick Sacra, an American aid worker stricken with Ebola in Liberia, is making a remarkable recovery, his wife and doctors said Thursday. One reason could be transfusions of blood plasma he received from Dr. Kent Brantly, a fellow missionary who recovered from the disease…” (Pollack, 9/11).
Reuters: Third U.S. Ebola patient showing ‘remarkable improvement’
“The third American to be treated for Ebola in the United States is showing ‘remarkable improvement’ after receiving an infusion of plasma from U.S. Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, as well as an undisclosed experimental drug, his doctors said on Thursday…” (Steenhuysen, 9/12).