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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Medicine and Surgery

Blood Cell Salvage

Bloodless pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass for a 3.2-kg patient whose parents are of Jehovah's Witness faith.

Ratliff TM, Hodge AB, Preston TJ, Galantowicz M, Naguib A, Gomez D

Source‎: J Extra Corpor Technol 2014;46(2):173-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25208437

Transfusion of cell saver salvaged blood in neonates and infants undergoing open heart surgery significantly reduces RBC and coagulant product transfusions and donor exposures: results of a prospective, randomized, clinical trial.

Cholette JM, Powers KS, Alfieris GM, Angona R, Henrichs KF, Masel D, Swartz MF, Daugherty LE, Belmont K, Blumberg N.

Source‎: Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013;14(2):137-47.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23287903

DOI‎: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e31826e741c

Open cardiac surgery in the first hours of life using autologous umbilical cord blood.

Fedevych O, Chasovskyi K, Vorobiova G, Zhovnir V, Makarenko M, Kurkevych A, Maksymenko A, Yemets I.

Source‎: Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2011;40(4):985-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21353580

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2011.01.011

Transfusion-free anesthetic management for open heart surgery in a neonate—a case report.

Lee JM, Byon HJ, Kim JT, Kim HS, Kim CS.

Source‎: Korean J Anesthesiol 2010;59 Suppl:S141-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21286425

DOI‎: 10.4097/kjae.2010.59.S.S141

Perfusionist strategies for blood conservation in pediatric cardiac surgery.

Durandy Y.

Source‎: World J Cardiol 2010;2(2):27-33.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21160681

DOI‎: 10.4330/wjc.v2.i2.27

Efficacy of intraoperative cell salvage systems in pediatric idiopathic scoliosis patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion with segmental spinal instrumentation.

Bowen RE, Gardner S, Scaduto AA, Eagan M, Beckstead J.

Source‎: Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2010;35(2):246-51.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20081521

DOI‎: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181bdf22a

Blood conservation strategies in pediatric anesthesia.

Verma S, Eisses M, Richards M.

Source‎: Anesthesiol Clin 2009;27(2):337-51.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19703680

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.anclin.2009.05.002

Successful blood conservation during craniosynostotic correction with dual therapy using Procrit and cell saver.

Krajewski K, Ashley RK, Pung N, Wald S, Lazareff J, Kawamoto HK, Bradley JP.

Source‎: J Craniofac Surg 2008;19(1):101-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18216672

DOI‎: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3180f6112f

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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