Saturday, 31 July 2021 06:56 GMT

COVID Survivors sell Plasma on Iraq's Black Market


(MENAFN - Iraq Business News) By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor . Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News .

Virus survivors rake in cash for plasma on Iraq's black market

For five days, Qusay al-Zaidi searched for a recovered coronavirus patient to give him plasma for use in the treatment of his relatives who had contracted the virus. He expected to get it from a volunteer free of charge, but this was not the case.

"The recovered patient asked for $1,500 per liter and refused to negotiate the price," he told Al-Monitor.

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