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What motivates Ebola survivors to donate plasma during an emergency clinical trial? The case of Ebola-Tx in Guinea.

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Summary of "What motivates Ebola survivors to donate plasma during an emergency clinical trial? The case of Ebola-Tx in Guinea."

During the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic, the Ebola-Tx trial evaluated the use of convalescent plasma (CP) in Guinea. The effectiveness of plasmapheresis trials depends on the recruitment of plasma donors. This paper describes what motivated or deterred EVD survivors to donate CP, providing insights for future plasmapheresis trials and epidemic preparedness.

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Name: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
ISSN: 1935-2735
Pages: e0006885

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