THE WA Department of Health has paid almost $4 million to two Jehovah’s Witnesses, neither of whom is a medical doctor, to roll out a statewide program to cut blood transfusions to thousands of patients being treated in public hospitals. The Sunday Times can reveal the two men, Axel Hofmann and Shannon Farmer – whose
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
NOTICE OF RETRACTION The following article from Anaesthesia, ‘Safety of cardiac surgery without blood transfusion: a retrospective study in Jehovah’s Witness patients’, by El Azab SR, Vrakking R, Verhage [sic] G and Rosseel PMJ, published online in Wiley Online Library (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2044.2009.06232.x/full) on 17 March 2010 and in Volume 65, Number 4, pages 348-52, has been
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.