Category Archives: Blood transfusions

Jehovah’s Witness parents on the run after grabbing child from hospital
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The life of a five-year-old boy with a brain tumor hangs in the balance after his Jehovah’s Witness parents took him from his hospital bed and fled the country with him. Ashya King was receiving “constant medical care within the … Continue reading

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London court rules in favor of transfusion refusal
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A judge in London has upheld a decision by NHS lawyers that a mentally-ill sex offender should be allowed to refuse a blood transfusion on the basis of his Jehovah’s Witness faith. The 23-year-old prisoner, who has not been named, … Continue reading

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Ian McEwan slams Watchtower’s blood stance as “utterly perverse and inhumane”
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Renowned author Ian McEwan has launched a scathing attack on Watchtower’s blood policy, calling it “utterly perverse and inhumane.” McEwan was quoted in The Times yesterday explaining his motivation for writing his forthcoming novella, The Children’s Act – a story … Continue reading

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High Court orders baby in UK to have blood transfusion against parents’ wishes
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The High Court in the UK has ruled that a sick baby who is only a few weeks old will receive blood despite the beliefs of its Jehovah’s Witness parents, according to the Mirror newspaper. Jehovah’s Witnesses are instructed to … Continue reading

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Court orders Sydney teenager to accept life-saving blood transfusion
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Last week a teenage Jehovah’s Witness in Sydney lost his bid to refuse a blood transfusion after a court ruled that staff at the Sydney Children’s Hospital should be allowed to give him the treatment. The 17-year-old is a cancer … Continue reading

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New Zealand baby to be treated with blood after JW parents lose court case
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The media in New Zealand have reported on the case of a 10-month-old baby girl who has been taken under court guardianship after her parents attempted to deny her life-saving treatment with blood products. Doctors discovered a large tumor on … Continue reading

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