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The documentaries below were designed for health-care professionals, social workers, and members of the judiciary. The scientific board and the faculty for the videos are internationally recognized non-Witness clinicians, ethicists, jurists, and educators.

 

 

Transfusion-Alternative Strategies—Simple, Safe, Effective

Increasing concerns about cost, inventory, safety, and adverse outcomes associated with allogeneic blood transfusion have prompted worldwide interest in blood conservation. This award-winning video reviews the clinical strategies for avoiding transfusion in medicine and surgery. (30 minutes)

Transfusion-Alternative Health Care—Meeting Patient Needs and Rights

This video explores the medical, ethical, economic, and legal issues associated with the use of transfusion-alternative strategies. It describes how bloodless medical and surgical techniques can, in a cost-effective manner, meet the needs of patients while respecting their autonomy and informed choice. (28 minutes)


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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