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Jehovah's Witnesses and blood transfusions
  1. Helen M Descombes, (Mrs)
  1. 129 Ballards Rd Dagenham, Essex RM10 9AR

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    I have been following with interest the series of articles in the Journal of Medical Ethics on the subject of Jehovah's Witnesses and the refusal of blood transfusions. There are a couple of aspects which have not been covered and which I would like to raise.

    Most of the discussion has centred around adult Jehovah's Witnesses. However, where children are involved the issues become more complex and emotive. I feel that there is a need to examine the rights and responsibilities of parents in the making of life and death decisions on behalf of their …

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