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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Orthopedic Surgery

Preoperative Planning and Patient Optimization

Preparation of the patient for surgery.

Seeber P, Shander A.

Source‎: Basics of Blood Management, Second Edition. Chichester, West Sussex, [UK]; Wiley-Blackwell; 2013. p. 139-59.

Indexed‎: ISBN 978-0-470-67070-5

Blood management strategies for total knee arthroplasty.

Levine BR, Haughom B, Strong B, Hellman M, Frank RM.

Source‎: J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2014;22(6):361-71.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24860132

DOI‎: 10.5435/JAAOS-22-06-361

Should all patients be optimized to the same preoperative hemoglobin level to avoid transfusion in primary knee arthroplasty?

Basora M, Tió M, Martin N, Lozano L, Salazar F, Sánchez-Etayo G, Raquel B, Pereira A.

Source‎: Vox Sang 2014;107(2):148-52.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24684514

DOI‎: 10.1111/vox.12147

Preparing a Jehovah's Witness for major elective surgery.

Cooper L, Ford K, Miller E.

Source‎: BMJ 2013;346:f1588.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23493825

DOI‎: 10.1136/bmj.f1588

Practical recommendations for patient blood management and the reduction of perioperative transfusion in joint replacement surgery.

Bruce W, Campbell D, Daly D, Isbister J.

Source‎: ANZ J Surg 2013;83(4):222-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23116065

DOI‎: 10.1111/ans.12000

Primary and revision total hip replacement in patients who are Jehovah's Witnesses.

Nelson CL, Stewart JG.

Source‎: Clin Orthop Relat Res 1999;(369):251-61.

Indexed‎: PubMed 10611880

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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