Women Who Refuse Blood Products, Obstetrics

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

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