A 56-year-old patient in Turkey’s eastern province of Malatya tested negative for coronavirus after receiving plasma therapy, his doctor said.

The patient was being treated under intensive care after he contracted COVID-19, said Dr. Ahmet Kizilay.

Patients who recover from the lethal virus can help others by donating their plasma, a fluid in the blood which is teeming with anti-bodies that can fight the infection.

Kizilay said the plasma was given to the intubated patient, who has shown a partial recovery after 72 hours.

“Today, our patient is no longer intubated to the machine. Our patient has shown

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