Women Who Refuse Blood Products, Gynaecology

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Abstract

Most women will accept a blood transfusion if there is a clinical need and they are fully informed. Some patients may refuse transfusion due to specific personal or religious beliefs. The main group of patients who refuse transfusion of allogenic blood or primary blood components (red cells, white cells, plasma and platelets) are practicing Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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