Managing a Jehovah's Witness who agrees to blood transfusion

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6954.612b (Published 03 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:612
  1. C Granger
  1. St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 1Y6.

    EDITOR, - The article by Simon Finger and colleagues1 and the ensuing correspondence2 illustrate the difficulties of treating Jehovah's Witnesses who refuse blood transfusions. I have been faced with the opposite problem, though a similar ethical dilemma.

    A Previously fit Jehovah's Witness suffered multiple trauma after trying to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. He was resuscitated and …

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