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Ebola-Hit Nations Push For Trials Testing Survivor Blood Transfusions As Treatment

Al Jazeera America: Blood transfusions show early promise as possible Ebola cure
“…At a meeting held by the World Health Organization on Sept. 5, representatives from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia pushed for tests on whole blood and blood plasma. ‘The countries really liked the blood option more than the drugs because there is no manufacturer behind it and no international regulatory approvals required,’ says David Wood, a virologist at the WHO…” (Maxmen, 2/16).

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