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Clinical Strategies for Avoiding and Controlling Hemorrhage and Anemia Without Blood Transfusion in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Strategies for Avoiding and Controlling Hemorrhage and Anemia Without Blood Transfusion in Obstetrics and Gynecology

An information summary of strategies for the care of obstetrical and gynecological patients without blood transfusion. This document can be used to facilitate planning for the prevention and management of postpartum hemorrhage. It contains links to hundreds of references.


The medical section of jw.org 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.

Patients: Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health-care provider regarding medical conditions or treatments. Check with a doctor if you suspect you are ill.

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