Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:48 AM
pnwmom (57,172 posts)
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.
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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Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:38 AM
pinboy3niner (39,729 posts)
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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Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:57 AM
pnwmom (57,172 posts)
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:
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.