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NBC News Cameraman With Ebola Receives Blood From Survivor

Oct 9, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Ashoka Mukpo, the NBC News cameraman who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus, has been given blood from Dr. Kent Brantly, who himself survived an Ebola infection, reports NBC News.

“Experts hope the survivor’s antibodies will kick-start Mukpo’s immune system. Brantly was on a road trip from Indiana to Texas when he received a call from the medical center telling him his blood type matched Mukpo’s,” the story notes.

Brantly had also previously donated blood to Dr. Richard Sacra, another Ebola victim, who later recovered.

“This act of kindness and generosity makes me believe in the goodness of humanity,” Dr. Mitchell Levy, Mukpo’s father, told the publication.

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