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Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:48 AM

14 yr. old Liberian boy donates a pint of his blood to Dr. Brantley, the Ebola doctor

who has contracted the disease.

The 14 year old's life was saved by Dr. Brantley, and he's hoping to help save Dr. Brantley's in return.

If you pray, please pray for all these workers and patients.

This story was from Fox. So be it. I didn't see it anywhere else.

http://fox59.com/2014/07/31/iu-grad-who-contracted-ebola-continues-fight-for-life-gives-experimental-serum-to-colleague/

In a statement posted on the organization’s website, Samaritan’s Purse president Franklin Graham said an experimental serum arrived in the country Wednesday, but there was only enough for one person.

“..Dr. Brantly asked that it be given to Nancy Writebol,” said Graham. “However, Dr. Brantly received a unit of blood from a 14-year-old boy who had survived Ebola because of Dr. Brantly’s care. The young boy and his family wanted to be able to help the doctor that saved his life.”

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Reply 14 yr. old Liberian boy donates a pint of his blood to Dr. Brantley, the Ebola doctor (Original post)
pnwmom Aug 1 OP
jberryhill Aug 1 #1
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Tuesday Afternoon Aug 1 #7
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Tuesday Afternoon Aug 1 #9
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pnwmom Aug 1 #11
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 1 #14
pnwmom Aug 1 #15
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 1 #19
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 1 #12
pinboy3niner Aug 1 #16
longship Aug 1 #13
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 1 #18
pnwmom Aug 1 #6
Hekate Aug 1 #17
pnwmom Aug 1 #20
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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:53 AM

1. Could a 14 year old consent to that in the US?

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:53 AM

1. Could a 14 year old consent to that in the US?

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:53 AM

1. Could a 14 year old consent to that in the US?

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:53 AM

1. Could a 14 year old consent to that in the US?

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:53 AM

2. Could a 14 year old consent to that in the US?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:01 AM

7. wow this is weird. post #2 and four times as #1 ... did DU just hic-cup or what.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:12 AM

8. an anomaly in the space time continuum perhaps

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:23 AM

9. warp speed is weird stuff.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:30 AM

10. but

This leaves open the question of whether replying to one will duplicate your replies.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:33 AM

11. And I got confused enough that I replied to my own post instead of one of the multitude of yours.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:35 AM

14. and I am sorry did not mean to hijack your thread. this is a serious subject and thanks for posting

about it.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:36 AM

15. You're welcome. I thought it was the most positive story I'd read in all of this.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:41 AM

19. yes, so far, it is. Heart warming.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:33 AM

12. or will we be stuck in an endless loop

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:38 AM

16. Nope

But you may have set a record here. Deuces and triples have been known to occur during DU server maintenance, but I've never seen a fourper (quadrupost?) before.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:34 AM

13. But Captain! The dilithium crystals are about a puddle of lead!

They canno take this warp speed much longer!!!!

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Response to longship (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:40 AM

18. Sulu messed up

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:57 AM

6. Could a 14 year old do that with his parents consent -- which is the case here.

That's a good question. I think it might be allowed, with the parents' consent, under the exception that allows for a donation "where their blood has special medical value for a particular patient."

Here's what the Red Cross has to say:

http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-alphabetical-listing#arc1

In-Depth Discussion of Age and Blood Donation
Those younger than age 17 are almost always legal minors (not yet of the age of majority) who cannot give consent by themselves to donate blood. (Each state determines its own age of majority, which can be different for different activities.)

Persons under the age of 17 may, however, donate blood for their own use, in advance of scheduled surgery or in situations where their blood has special medical value for a particular patient such as a family member.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:39 AM

17. If a child can be induced to give bone marrow to a sibling, they can certainly be permitted to...

...volunteer a blood donation.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:46 AM

20. Especially to someone who saved his life.

But whether it works or not, the act was heroic.

I applaud the boy and his parents.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 10:30 AM

21. I hope he has magic antibodies.

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