Nurse Nina Pham Receives Blood Transfusion from Ebola Survivor

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DALLAS-- The first known patient to contract Ebola in the U.S., 26-year-old nurse, Nina Pham, has already received a blood transfusion from an Ebola survivor.

Pham's family priest shared that information with NewsFix on Monday night. "Mom told me she got the blood from a gentleman, a very good guy," Father Jim Khoi explained.

"I don’t know his name. he’s very devoted and very good guy from somewhere and he fly here, he flew to Dallas.” CNN confirms the donor was in fact Ebola survivor, Dr. Kent Brantly.

Pham had extensive contact with the first diagnosed Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan. She remains in isolation and is in stable condition at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Pham graduated from the TCU Harris College of Nursing back in 2010.  She’s one of 18 health care workers at Presby who took care of Duncan. He died last Wednesday and, two days later, Pham drove herself, with a fever, to the hospital where she works.

On Saturday, tests came back that Nina has Ebola.

The next morning, hazmat crews were in front of her M-streets apartment complex.  Now Nina’s neighbors, co-workers, and friends are dealing with the horrible news.

Support for Pham, and all Ebola victims, came from a community prayer service in Dallas; a city and community pulling for a young woman now fighting for her life.

“I want her to know that the entire community is standing behind her in solidarity and support, and we are praying for her and we know she’ll get better soon,” friend Jennifer Joseph said.

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