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Blood transfusion refusals – why new guidelines aren’t up to scratch

Blood transfusions are a common and often lifesaving procedure. However, some groups, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, forbid blood transfusions on religious grounds. Recently, the Royal College of Surgeons issued new guidelines on what to do when a person rejects a transfusion based on religious belief. However, these guidelines need further clarification to make it easier for surgeons to act fully in line with developments in English law when it comes to children.   

http://theconversation.com/blood-transfusion-refusals-why-new-guidelines-arent-up-to-scratch-70237