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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)

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FOR CLINICIANS

Bioethics and Law

Ethical, legal, and social factors for health-care professionals to consider when treating Jehovah’s Witnesses.

FOR CLINICIANS

Religious and Ethical Position on Medical Therapy and Related Matters

A summary of the official position of Jehovah’s Witnesses on health care, on the use of their own blood in the course of procedures, and on the clinical use of derivatives of primary blood components.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Accept Blood Transfusions?

There are many misconceptions about Jehovah’s Witnesses and blood transfusions. Learn the facts about our beliefs in this area.