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Egypt's lucrative blood plasma black market

Selling the plasma of COVID-19 survivors has become a profitable illegal business, after the minister of health announced that using survivor plasma to treat coronavirus patients has proven effective.

Egyptian member of parliament Amal Rizkallah filed June 10 a motion requesting a briefing from the prime minister and minister of health on the trafficking of plasma of coronavirus survivors to patients at more than $2,000.

Commenting on the sales, Ayman Abul Ela, a member of the parliamentary Health Committee, said June 9 that plasma trafficking is a crime. Abul Ela warned in a statement against exploiting the coronavirus survivors by selling their plasma for the treatment of coronavirus patients. 

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