The Galatasaray coach, who was diagnosed almost a month ago with the coronavirus, has volunteered for the new plasmotherapy technique used with COVID-19 patients.
Fatih Terim, current technical director of Galatasaray, announced on Wednesday through a video published on the social media Instagram that he had managed to overcome the coronavirus, after he tested positive for the virus a month ago.
“As you know, I have been fighting this virus for almost a month. Believe me, it has not been easy, but God has helped me. Today I wanted to share with you the result of my test, since I have tested negative for the first time in my long treatment,” explained in the video the nicknamed in Turkey as İmparator (Emperor).
“Please take this seriously to protect yourself, your loved ones and the people around you,” adds Terim, who at 66 years old urged his followers on Instagram to follow the recommendations of the experts. At the same time, he took the opportunity to offer his condolences to the relatives of the victims of COVID-19 and a speedy recovery to those who suffer from the disease.
Terim also thanked the medical staff who treated him, and said he was willing to be a donor to the new technique used in Turkey, consisting of using antibody-rich blood plasma from patients who have overcome the virus to treat the more serious cases of COVID-19, a method that – in the absence of a vaccine and specific treatment – is also used in China, the United States and Israel with promising results.
According to the latest data on the pandemic, the number of coronavirus cases in Turkey is now around 70,000, while 1,518 people have died victims of COVID-19 and another 5,674 patients have been discharged after overcoming the disease.
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