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Toddler can receive blood treatment, High Court rules

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. As a result he had fallen ill and regularly required hospital treatment.



England and Wales High Court (Family Division) Decisions