I Won't Have Blood! A Battle Between Belief and Duty?
Mar 15, 2017
Most open-heart surgery in children requires the use of donor blood. https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/i-wont-have-blood-a-battle-between-belief-and-duty
Jehovah's Witnesses believe, on the basis of biblical texts, that blood should not be ingested or transfused. There is thus a tension between clinical teams and devout families. This lecture explores that tension, and considers how we might perform open-heart surgery without blood.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/i-wont-have-blood-a-battle-between-belief-and-duty
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