Why are blood transfusions given?
Blood transfusions are given to restore lost blood, to improve clotting time, and to improve the ability of the blood to deliver oxygen to the body's tissues.
Loyal Jehovah's Witnesses would not give or allow to be given a whole blood transfusion to the child of a Jehovah's Witness. Likewise with transfusions of four components of blood, i.e. red cells, white cells, plasma or platelets. Transfusions of further breakdowns of blood are permitted. See links below for further information.
Chemotherapy, radiation and some diseases such as aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) can cause unsafe low levels of blood cells. Using donated blood, transfusions are a way to temporarily increase the number of blood cells. There are different types of blood transfusions to match the types of blood cells a patient may need. Many patients get blood transfusions after a bone marrow or cord blood transplant. These could be transfusions of red blood cells…
Most patients who have a major surgical procedure, will have a blood transfusion to replace any blood loss during their surgery. Blood transfusions are used for patients whom have experienced serious injuries from car crashes or natural disasters. Individuals with an illness that causes anemia, such as leukemia or kidney disease will often be the recipients of blood transfusions.
Very effective - Most transfusions are done to replace blood lost during operations or accidents etc. The purpose is to restore the patients blood pressure back to normal levels once the reason for the loss has been addressed. Many transfusions to restore blood pressure are done with plasma rather than 'whole blood'.
Yes. She died from loss of too much blood and if someone gave her blood, she might have lived. But doing that was against her religion so they couldn't do that:( This is false. Selena WAS given a blood transfusion at the hospital, but she had bled out well before she'd reached there. They performed surgery on her, she just didn't make it. There is no religion in the world that prohibits life-saving mesaures like…
Yes. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) accept blood transfusions and any other modern medical procedures. Medical treatment choices are made by the individual patient, not the Church. Jehovah's Witnesses do not accept blood transfusions.
No. Blood transfusions are not an acceptable medical treatment for anyone who is a JW. One can receive treatments and surgery that are blood free and perfectly safe. == Blood transfusions for Jehovah's Witnesses are now down to personal conscience, but they are widely discouraged. But ultimately this doctine has been taken completely out of context, and other teachings of God are being ignored.
Which group does not allow blood transfusions because they believe that taking blood into the body is morally wrong?
The group is know as "Jehovah's Witnesses". They believe that receiving blood transfusions are the same as drinking blood, which is stickily forbidden in the old testament law and repeated in the new testament book of Acts where Gentile believers were to "they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication." The problem comes down to whither or not transfusions are drinking blood or not.
The Dominicans are a Catholic religious order. The Catholic church takes no position against Blood transfusions as a normal medical practice. The Jehovah"s Witnesses and Christian Science ( two separate faiths) are OPPOSED to blood transfusions- and a good deal else! I have never even seen questions about Blood Transfusions in any Catholic religious q and a columns- including those on the internet such as Catholic Answers. no red light. Pun intended) on the cross…
This happens sometimes in blood transfusions. There are certain types of blood that can be given to another type without going into shock. O blood type can be give to anyone... but if your O, you can only receive O. If a blood type is B and you give them A or AB, they can go into shock and possibly die.