Judge Bans Naming Of Jehovah’s Witness Who Died In Hospital Having Refused Blood Transfusions
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A teenage Jehovah’s Witness crushed by a car as it crashed into a West Midlands shop is thought to have died after refusing a blood transfusion.
Joshua McAuley, 15, was airlifted to hospital from the incident in Smethwick on Saturday but died later that day.
Elder at Smethwick’s Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Clive Parker said Joshua, who worshipped there, had “made a stand on the blood issue”.
A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on Thursday.
Joshua is believed to have told doctors at Selly Oak Hospital not to give him a blood transfusion on religious grounds.
A young Jehovah’s Witness has died after giving birth to twins, amid claims that she had refused a blood transfusion because of her faith.
Emma Gough, 22, of Telford, Shropshire, gave birth on 25 October. The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital said an internal review into the case would take place.