Selfless act: Ebola-stricken doctor offered life-saving dose to sick colleague
An American doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia selflessly offered the only dose of experimental serum available to his colleague, a healthcare worker.
Samaritan's Purse, a charity, said that when the potentially life-saving serum arrived, the dosage was only enough for one person.
Dr Kent Brantly requested that the serum be given to Nancy Writebol, while Brantly will be given a blood transfusion.
One unit of blood from the transfusion will come from a 14-year-old boy whom Brantly saved from the dreaded disease.
There is no known cure for Ebola, which has killed more than 700 people in West Africa, in what is considered to be the largest outbreak in history.
Samaritan's Purse said that Brantly and Writebol "are in stable but grave condition" although Brantly took a slight turn for the worse on Thursday night.
The Ebola virus can be fatal in up to 90 percent of cases, though this outbreak has killed about 60 percent of those infected.