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Hematology (Oncology)

Multimodality, Interdisciplinary, and Individualized Approach

Autologous stem-cell transplantation can be performed safely without the use of blood-product support.

Ballen KK, Becker PS, Yeap B, Matthews B, Henry DH, Ford PA.

Source‎: J Clin Oncol 2004;22(20):4087-94.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15353543

Acute myeloid leukemia in Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Brown NM, Keck G, Ford PA.

Source‎: Leuk Lymphoma 2008;49(4):817-20.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18398752

DOI‎: 10.1080/10428190801911670

Major surgery in an osteosarcoma patient refusing blood transfusion: case report.

Dhanoa A, Singh VA, Shanmugam R, Rajendram R.

Source‎: World J Surg Oncol. 2010;8:96.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21059231

DOI‎: 10.1186/1477-7819-8-96

Repeat cardiac surgery in a Jehovah's Witness patient with thrombocytopenia.

Elmistekawy E, Lapierre H, Bourke M, Dennie C, Labinaz M, Ruel M.

Source‎: Can J Cardiol 2011;27(6):869.e7-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21983113

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.cjca.2011.07.632

Autologous stem-cell transplantation without hematopoietic support for the treatment of hematologic malignancies in Jehovah's Witnesses.

Ford PA, Grant SJ, Mick R, Keck G

Source‎: J Clin Oncol 2015;33(15):1674-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25870085

DOI‎: 10.1200/JCO.2014.57.9912

Treatment of acute promyelocytic leukaemia in the Jehovah's Witness population.

Keane C, Mollee P, Marlton P, Gill D.

Source‎: Ann Hematol 2011;90(3):359-60.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20607537

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00277-010-1023-0

Tailored therapy of adult acute leukaemia in Jehovah's Witnesses: unjustified reluctance to treat.

Laszlo D, Agazzi A, Goldhirsch A, Cinieri S, Bertolini F, Rabascio C, Pruneri G, Calabrese L, Cocquio A, Martinelli G.

Source‎: Eur J Haematol 2004;72(4):264-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15089764

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura treated with vincristine in a Jehovah's Witness.

Walia SS, Walia MS, Walia HS.

Source‎: Asian J Transfus Sci 2011;5(2):180-1.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21897605

DOI‎: 10.4103/0973-6247.83255

The medical section of is designed as an informational resource primarily for use by clinicians and other health-care professionals. It provides neither medical advice nor treatment recommendations and does not substitute for an appropriately qualified health-care provider. The clinical literature cited is not published by Jehovah’s Witnesses, but it outlines transfusion-alternative strategies that might be considered. It is the responsibility of each qualified health-care provider to maintain awareness of new information, discuss options for care, and assist patients in making choices in accord with their medical condition, wishes, values, and beliefs. Not all listed strategies are appropriate or acceptable to all patients.

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