Doctor In Liberia Pleads For Blood Donations For Ebola Victims

Doctor In Liberia Pleads For Blood Donations For Ebola Victims

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on September 25, 2014
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An Ugandan doctor, Attai Omoruto,  in charge of the newly opened 150-bed Island Clinic in Liberia’s capital Monrovia has appealed to the survivors of the Ebola Virus disease to donate their blood for treatment of the infected victims.

The epidemic has already killed more than 2 800 people mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where it has affected the already strained health sector. This is beyond the combined total of all the Ebola outbreaks previously recorded.

According to studies the transfusions from Ebola survivors might prevent or treat infection in others.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed this month that products and serum derived from the blood of survivors could be used to treat the disease until experimental drugs which has been under development are finally produced.

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