Jehovah’s Witnesses break the law forbidding “extremism” when its members refuse blood transfusions, Russia’s Justice Ministry said Thursday at a Supreme Court hearing on the question of banning the religious group in the country. The ministry added that if the organization is outlawed, its members could be prosecuted individually for extremism.
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
Jehovah Witness church member named Peace Euodia has died after she had excess bleeding during childbirth and refused blood transfusion because of her faith.
A Washington state appeals court ruled Tuesday that an anesthesiologist didn’t breach the standard of care by not requiring a technician to reconnect a contaminated cell saver machine to a Jehovah’s Witness patient, who later died after losing nearly half of her blood in surgery. Dr. Mark Morehart had been behind a surgical curtain when
Vi godtar ikke forhåndserklæringer. Pasienten må være samtykkekompetent i det aktuelle øyeblikket for å kunne nekte å motta blodoverføring, sier Per Engstrand, fagdirektør ved Sørlandet sykehus. We do not accept advance declarations. The patient must be competent to give consent in that particular moment to refuse blood transfusion, says Per Engstrand, Director at Southern hospitals.
A two year-old boy with failing health can receive blood treatment despite the reluctance of his parents, the High Court has ruled. In An NHS Foundation Trust v T, the youngster, referred to as ‘Child T’, had an abnormally low blood platelet (cell) count which doctors believed was related to problems with his bone marrow.
Family and friends of 26-year-old Éloïse Dupuis gathered Saturday to remember a young woman whose death has sparked a movement. The Laval event had all the features of a memorial with its candles, tributes, songs and photos. Behind it all, however, was an unmistakable sense of political urgency. Dupuis’s aunt Manon Boyer wants Quebec’s Civil Code amended to prevent a
Calls to reform Quebec’s Civil Code are mounting in response to the death of Éloïse Dupuis, a 26-year-old Jehovah’s Witness woman, six days after she gave birth in October. Dupuis’s refusal of an emergency blood transfusion to treat a hemorrhage led her aunt, Manon Boyer, to call for changes to the law that would allow staff at Quebec hospitals to
Yet the Watchtower Society – which governs adherents – adopts and encourages behavior that raises questions about whether many Jehovah’s Witnesses may express an enlightened and free decision about blood transfusions. Writing anonymously because of their fear of losing family and friends, some Jehovah’s Witnesses have taken to the internet to expose the pressure applied
Nhandi Ashley’s religion opposes the care little Deyanta requires In an unusual custody battle playing out in Milwaukee, a mother is fighting to direct her baby’s health care, but the state argues her religious beliefs are putting her infant at risk. Nhandi Ashley’s son Deyanta was three months premature and has been in intensive care