DALLAS, Tx. -- The first known patient to contract Ebola in the U.S., Dallas nurse Nina Pham, 26, has already received a blood transfusion from an Ebola survivor.
Pham’s family priest shared that information with NewsFix on Monday night. The priest says the blood was flown into North Texas.
The nurse had extensive contact with the first diagnosed Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan. Pham 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.
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.