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Korean J Crit Care Med. 2010 Mar;25(1):52-55. English. Case Report.
Lee JH , Choi SR , Chin YJ , Lee SI , Chung CJ , Lee JH , Lee SC .
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Dong-A University Hospital, Busan, Korea. choisr@dau.ac.kr
Abstract

Jehovah's Witnesses refuse the transfusion of blood and blood products, even when it can be lifesaving. Their religious conviction against receiving blood can create a difficult clinical dilemma, particularly in the life threatening situations. We report a case of a 42-year-old female Jehovah's Witness patient who had life-threatening anemia after postpartum hemorrhage. Despite severe anemia, she had a good postoperative recovery without complications.

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