Major blood loss following trauma is common, but severe anemia is generally not life-threatening when managed with the administration of blood and blood products. Severe anemia becomes particularly challenging and potentially lethal when the patient is a Jehovah's Witness, for whom receiving a transfusion is contrary to religious principles. This case report describes the management and hospital course of a Jehovah's Witness who was seriously injured in an airplane crash.
Articles| May 01 1993
Severe anemia in the Jehovah's Witness: case report and discussion
Am J Crit Care (1993) 2 (3): 256–259.
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SL Collins, GA Timberlake; Severe anemia in the Jehovah's Witness: case report and discussion. Am J Crit Care 1 May 1993; 2 (3): 256–259. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc19184.108.40.2066
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