We expect surgeons to be as careful as pilots given their life-and-death decision – but it turns out they are anything but. A heart surgeon’s own heart usually sinks when a Jehovah’s Witness enters the consulting room. A patient who categorically refuses to have a blood transfusion takes one potential safety net away from the
An accused killer seeks to escape murder charges, claiming that if his victim wasn’t a Jehovah’s Witness, he would have lived. Jehovah’s Witness beliefs include refusing certain medical interventions, including blood transfusions. In this case, the shooter claims that if his victim hadn’t refused a transfusion, he’d still be alive. Thus, he claims, his actions
Baby dies after parents refuse blood transfusion, because they’re Jehovah’s Witnesses. Source: Ghana | adomonline.com Date: 23-07-2015 “The parents did not give us the permission to give the baby blood…so when her condition was getting worse, we invited both parents…after some hours, we realized that the mother had run with the baby…,” Dr. Darko said.
As representatives of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ghana, we write to point out the misinformation contained in that report. Our investigation into the matter has clearly established that the said Rebecca Dankwa was not one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Since this person mentioned in the report was not one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, we are at a loss
A teenage Jehovah’s Witness who was crushed by a car refused a blood transfusion before he died. Joshua McAuley, 15, is understood to have declined the treatment advised by doctors and was not overruled by members of his family. McAuley was treated at Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham after he was pinned against a wall
Ghana: A-G Must Intervene in Jehovah’s Witnesses Bunkum editorial The leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses sect in Ghana appears to have gone bananas with their contentious doctrine that bars members from accepting blood transfusions even at the point of death. They have drummed this obvious murder they are masquerading as religious teachings into the heads of
Jehovah’s Witnesses Lady Dies – After Rejecting Blood Transfusion Rebecca Dankwa and her mother, believed to be worshipping at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Church, stubbornly refused to heed the advice of the medical professionals. However, when they eventually agreed that the blood transfusion could be done on her, it was already too late. a few years
Governments manage potential conflicts of interest all the time, but they seldom concern the very stuff running through our veins. The National Blood Authority’s expert panel on blood transfusions includes one member who doesn’t believe in blood transfusions at all. Moreover, Shannon Farmer has a commercial interest in alternatives to blood transfusions; http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/content/16/suppl_3/3.full ABC NewsRadio
Parents under fire for failing to allow lifesaving blood transfusion to terminally ill son. Jehovah’s Witness parents in Queensland have come under fire for denying their terminally ill son a life-saving procedure. Their seven-year-old boy has severe liver disease and doctors have said he will die without a transplant.
Pregnant Jehovah’s Witness’ decision to refuse treatment ‘harrowing’ for hospital staff after mother and baby die April 6, 2015 …. A pregnant Jehovah’s Witness and her baby have died after the woman refused a blood transfusion in a Sydney hospital. Doctors described the harrowing effect on staff at the Royal Hospital for Women and Prince