Dr. Kent Brantly an Ebola patient at Emory Hospital during a press conference announcing his release from the hospital on Aug. 21, 2014 in Atlanta.
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September 11, 2014 3:04 PM EDT

Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly donated a unit of blood to treat the third American aid worker infected with the virus as doctors fight to save the patient’s life, Samaritan’s Purse tells NBC News.

Brantly flew to Nebraska last week to donate his blood to use to treat Dr. Rick Sacra, Samaritan’s Purse President and CEO Franklin Graham said. “He flew out from North Carolina to Nebraska to give a unit of blood,” Graham said in an interview with NBC News. “His blood was a perfect match.”

Sacra, a volunteer who was working in Liberia for another group, SIM, is being treated at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha…

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