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Managing patients who refuse blood transfusions Register of willing consultants exists

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6952.475a (Published 13 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:475
  1. J W A Brace
  1. Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, London NW7 1RP
  2. Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN.

    EDITOR, - Commenting on the article by Simon Finfer and colleagues concerning two Jehovah's Witnesses who refused blood transfusions,1 Arabinda Saha and Max Elstein suggest the establishment of a register of consultants willing to accept such patients so that referral and appropriate management can be undertaken.2

    For many years Jehovah's Witnesses have themselves researched and maintained such a confidential register, names from which are released to bona fide applicants on a case by case basis. The register contains the names of …

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