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Blood – Do Jehovah’s Witnesses really have a choice?

April 12, 2015

The headline read: ‘Pregnant Jehovah’s Witness and her baby die after she refused a blood transfusion, chemotherapy and a C-section due to her religious beliefs’. This is the story of a 28 year old woman Sydney woman, who was 7 months pregnant and suffering from leukaemia… she was also a Jehovah’s Witness. The newspaper reported:… Read More ›

The Issue of Blood

A High Court judge has said a baby boy can undergo blood transfusions despite his parents’ objections. The baby has complex heart disease but his parents, who are Jehovah’s Witnesses, said they could not consent to a transfusion on religious grounds. Birmingham Children’s Hospital had applied for an order to proceed with cardiac surgery and… Read More ›