Blood transfusion refusals – why new guidelines aren’t up to scratch

The issue of transfusion refusals is becoming increasingly important because the population of Jehovah’s Witnesses is growing, as well as people who refuse blood transfusions for reasons unrelated to religion. And the guidelines make a good attempt to give direction to surgeons who have to grapple with potentially life-threatening situations involving the refusal of blood transfusions using a patient-focused approach.

http://theconversation.com/blood-transfusion-refusals-why-new-guidelines-arent-up-to-scratch-70237